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Pecan Trials Planted at Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Andrew Sawyer, Southeast District Area Pecan Agent After a year of thoughtful planning and collaboration, young pecan trees have finally been planted in what will serve as both long-term research plots and short-term demonstration plots at the University of Georgia Vidalia Onion…
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Sustainable Management of Thrips in Small Fruit Production Systems – Grower Listening Session

Dr. Ash Sial, Blueberry Entomologist and UGA IPM Program Coordinator Blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry growers throughout the southeast region and nationally are invited to attend an upcoming stakeholder listening session where they will be asked to share their experiences, concerns and needs with researchers regarding thrips management in their small…
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UGA Southeast Research and Education Center to host Midville Field Day Aug. 10

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Expert/Source: Anthony Black, Southeast Research and Education Center Superintendent The University of Georgia Southeast Research and Education Center (SEREC) will host its annual field day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. The annual event is an open house tour of current…
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UGA fruit pathologist inducted into IPM Hall of Fame

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Expert/Source: Phil Brannen, Fruit Pathologist, University of Georgia The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (Southern IPM Center) has inducted University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist Phil Brannen into the Integrated Pest Management Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to commercial fruit growers throughout the Southern U.S. over the past…
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UGA horticulture professor receives Georgia Organics 2022 Land Steward Award

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Expert/Source: Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez, University of Georgia Horticulture Professor For nearly three decades, Juan Carlos Díaz-Pérez has been contributing to the field of sustainable vegetable production, focusing on organic agriculture as a professor in the University of Georgia Department of Horticulture. This month, Georgia Organics is recognizing…
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MyIPM App Series Expands

Written by: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert/Source: Dr. Brett Blaauw, Assistant Professor & Peach Specialist, University of Georgia A new insect wreaking havoc in your cotton field? Troublesome disease in your peanut stand you don’t recognize? No idea where to start? Well, there’s an app for that. This year,…
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UGA IPM Program Ranked Outstanding, Receives Maximum Funding Amount

Written By: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications Coordinator Expert/Source: Ash Sial, UGA IPM Coordinator and blueberry entomologist  An impressive team of University of Georgia researchers just received $765,000 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Crop Protection and Pest Management Program that supports the continuation of integrated pest…
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Spotted Wing Drosophila Identification, Monitoring, and Management in Georgia Blueberries

Written By: Ash Sial, University of Georgia Blueberry Entomologist The spotted wing drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura) (Diptera: Drosophilidae) is an invasive and economically important pest of many soft-skinned fruits such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, and other. Since its first detection in California in 2008, SWD spread rapidly…
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