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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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UGA Professor Part of Multi-State Team Receives $2 Million Grant to Study Use of Essential Oils for Blueberry Disease Control

Written By: Jonathan Oliver, Fruit Pathologist Organic food sales topped $50 billion in the United States in 2018. Statistics from the Organic Trade Association tell part of the story of this growing market: Fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops combined to make up 36.3% of total organic sales up 5.6%…
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As Weather Cools, Prepare for Fall Insects

Written By: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Dan Suiter, Entomologist, Structural Pest Management Coordinator As the weather cools across the state, several fall insects will begin to take center stage around Georgia homes. Be on the lookout for these nuisance pests and make preparations to deter them from…
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Pecan Variety Trials Set to Begin at Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center

Written By: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Andrew Sawyer, Southeast Georgia Area Pecan Agent This winter researchers will begin a series of trials to help identify better management practices for pecan growers in Georgia. New pecan trees will be planted at the University of Georgia Vidalia Onion and…
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Whitefly Update in Fall Vegetables – 2020

Witten By: Emily Cabrera, UGA IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Sources: Alton Sparks, Extension Vegetable Entomologist, Bhabesh Dutta, Extension Vegetable Disease Specialist Vegetable growers are cautioned to be on the lookout now as silverleaf whitefly populations are already exploding in the Tifton-Colquitt area. ‚ÄúThis is typically where we see this pest most…
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Using an Integrated Approach to Small Ruminant Parasite Control

Written by: Shanna Reynolds, Oglethorpe County Extension ANR Agent Internal parasites are often the #1 health problem sheep and goats face in southeastern climates, with the most notorious of pests being the stomach worm, Haemonchus contortus, (aka the Barberpole worm).  The industry can no longer rely on deworming drugs alone…
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Organic management of spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) in small fruit production systems

Written by: Ashfaq Sial, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia Spotted wing drosophila (SWD) control programs should consist of three major components: 1) monitoring and identification, 2) preventative pest management tactics (including exclusion, sanitation, frequent harvest intervals, pruning, mulching, and resistant varieties), and 3) curative pest management tactics…
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Thrips and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in Peanuts

Written By: Emily Cabrera, IPM Communications CoordinatorExpert Source: Mark Abney, Associate Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia Come August, peanut growers will either see that their efforts this past spring to control for Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus paid off or they will most likely be planning ahead for next spring…
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Cover Crops in Cotton Production

Basinger and his team have between eight to ten projects underway in the piedmont region of Georgia, with some of their work happening at the Midville Research Station. Multi-state projects looking at winter cover crops and summer cover crops will help researchers provide better recommendations for growers during those fallow…
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