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2020 Virtual Blueberry IPM Field Day

Interested in learning about integrated pest management options for blueberries? Need pesticide credits? Register for the Virtual Extension IPM Blueberry Field Day and join in next Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST). Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1714103849236858380
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Fly Infestations in Blueberries

Written by: Ash Sial, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia Over the past few days, I have received several calls from Extension Agents about prevalence of soft fruit, vertical fruit split, small berry size and some reports of worms in the fruit. Although it is difficult to determine…
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Widespread QoI resistance and emergence of DMI resistance in powdery mildew in Georgia

Written By: Brooke Warres and Phil Brannen, University of Georgia Plant Pathology Department Due to a warm, humid climate that promotes multiple diseases, growing grapes in Georgia and the Southeast as a whole is a difficult task. Fortunately, with the right information, growers have been able to control harmful pathogens…
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Alternaria Leaf Blight and Head Rot in Brassica: A mystery or an old nemesis with new arsenal?

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Bhabesh Dutta, Extension Plant Pathologist A particularly nasty fungus is making a comeback across vegetable fields in the South but research efforts by UGA specialists hope to give farmers the refined tools they need to stop it in its tracks. Alternaria Leaf…
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2020 Soybean Update: Weed Management

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications Coordinator Expert Source: Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Specialist University of Georgia Extension weed specialist Eric Prostko spoke to growers about current pesticide applicator regulations and weed control strategies for the 2020 season at this year’s Northeast Georgia Soybean Production Meeting in Bowman. Prostko emphasized…
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2020 Soybean Update: Insect Pest Management

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications Coordinator Expert Source: Phillip Roberts, Extension Entomologist In 2019, soybeans were planted on 100,000 acres in Georiga. At this month’s Northeast Georgia Soybean Production Meeting in Bowman, University of Georgia Extension specialists provided updates for growers going into the 2020 season. Extension entomologist Phillip…
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UGA Peach Entomologist Warns Growers, Potentially Higher Populations of San Jose Scale This Spring

San Jose Scale are predicted to be particularly bad this year for peach growers, as this pest is active in temperatures over 51oF, “so we’ve already had a lot of days for this pest population to grow” said Dr. Brett Blaauw, UGA Peach Entomologist. “This pest is so pervasive in the southeast that we really don’t recommend scouting, because it’s time and labor intensive and not always accurate. We know this pest exists in every orchard and we know it will need to be managed.”

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Blueberry Growers Should Scout Early for SWD and Manage Before Berry Color Changes

Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is the most economically significant insect pest in berry production in the southeast. They survive all year round, in every landscape, and the presence of just one egg, larva, pupa, or fly can render an entire harvest unmarketable. Scout early and manage this pest for a productive year.
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