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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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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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