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Colletotrichum Resistance to QoI fungicides such as Abound and Pristine is prevalent throughout strawberry fields in Georgia

Anthracnose fruit rot disease, caused by fungal Colletotrichum species, is one of the most significant disease problems of commercial strawberry production in Georgia and the Southeast as a whole. Dark, sunken lesions on fruit are the main disease symptoms. Hot, humid weather and significant rainfall make Colletotrichum-induced fruit rot a widespread problem in strawberry production. For disease control, growers mainly rely on preventive fungicide applications…
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A rapid and sensitive method for detection of Phytophthora capsici in irrigation water sources

Written by: Emran Ali, Owen Hudson, Justin Hand, and Sumyya Waliullah Georgia ranks among the top three states in the nation in vegetable production. One of the most serious diseases in vegetable production in Georgia is Phytophthora blight, caused by the oomycete pathogen Phytophthora capsici. It is a water mold…
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Phony Peach Disease Management

By Kendall Johnson and Phil Brannen Peaches are one of the most economically important fruit crops for the state of Georgia. Growers provide a large variety of high-quality fresh-market peaches for not only the Southeast, but for much of the U.S. Recently, growers have reported an increase in a disease…
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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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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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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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Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Fall Lettuce Production in North Georgia

Earlier this year we conducted a mid-summer lettuce trial using high tunnels covered with 30% shade cloth.  Our results were encouraging.  While some varieties were strong flavored and were bitter with a narrow harvest window (2-3 days), several varieties performed well enough under the shade-covered tunnels that they would have been commercially marketable for those growers willing to trial this production system.
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