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Pecan Update on Stuart Nuts

Below is an update from UGA Extension Pecan Specialist, Dr. Lenny Wells about Stuarts concerning delayed nut opening. The biggest concern right now for most pecan growers is the delay in ‘Stuart’ shuck split. I have had many calls asking “Will these nuts ever open”? For the most part, yes…
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Cucurbit Yellow Stunt Disorder Virus

Disease alert from Dr. Dutta, vegetable pathologist. Cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) has recently been confirmed on cucumber and cantaloupe samples in GA.   Symptoms: Initial symptom starts with chlorotic (yellow) spotting, which gradually develops into a distinct interveinal chlorosis (yellowing). The veins of the leaf remain green but the rest of the leaf…
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39th Sunbelt Ag Expo

39th Annual Sunbelt Ag Expo will be held in Moultrie, GA next week (October 18th-20th) at Spence Field. Tuesday and Wednesday show hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Thursday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is $10 per person / per day. Children 10 and under are free…
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Whitefly Transmitted Diseases

This fall farmers have been experiencing higher than normal populations of whiteflies. Because of the high populations, it is important to scout your crops for diseases that are transmitted by this insect.  Below are some insecticide options from our extension vegetable entomologist, Dr. Sparks. Soil insecticides: I would hope for…
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Fall Satsuma Meeting

There will be a Satsuma Grower’s Fall Update at Lowndes County Extension Office on October 5, 2016 from 11:30 to 3:00. The meeting with cover information on testing fruit quality, an update on HLB and the GA Citrus Association. Registration is $15 and will cover lunch. Please RSVP by October…
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Research In County

In the county, numerous research trials are being conducted. Some of the crops that we have worked with are satsuma, pepper, sweet potato and tobacco. I am currently working on a specialty pepper trial looking at bacterial spot control options. Recently we harvested a sweet potato trial that Fort Valley Agent, Josh Dawson,…
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GA Clean Day – Pesticide Waste Collection Day

There will be a pesticide waste collection day held at the Cordele State Farmers Market at 1901 State Rt. 41 N  on September 30th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You must pre-register for the waste to be collected. If interested, fill out and turn in the form as soon…
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Important Time to Check Peanuts

I attended a Peanut Maturity Clinic yesterday in Tifton. Our peanut agronomist stressed that checking fields this year will be important. Some fields, especially dryland, are running early while others are on time or running late. We had our first sample come into the office Wednesday. The peanuts are around…
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