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Insect Pests – QUESTIONNAIRE 2020

Hello everyone, I don’t want to take up too much of your time, but with this crazy season starting to slow down, I wanted to get your input on insect pests from this season (particularly San Jose scale). Below is a link to a short questionnaire about insect pest management….
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Extensive Phony Peach Disease in a Georgia Peach Orchard

Phony peach disease, caused by the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, is a dangerous disease of peaches in Georgia and elsewhere in the Coastal Plain of the Southeast.  Infected trees are initially stunted due mainly to shortened internodes between leaves and limited growth.  Over time, less fruit are produced, and fruit size…
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San Jose Scale – Third Peak

In my research plots in middle GA, I am starting to see an uptick in San Jose scale crawler activity. In these plots San Jose scale have been especially bad this year, and as such, I expect the third large peak of  crawler activity to occur within 7-10 days in…
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Update from the Field: Scale and Plum Curculio

Thankfully in some areas, San Jose scale and plum curculio have not been particularly bad this season, but in my research plots in middle GA, I am starting to see an uptick in San Jose scale crawler activity. In these plots San Jose scale have been especially bad this year,…
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San Jose scale crawler management

With the beautiful spring weather we have been having, the first large peak of San Jose scale crawler activity is expected to occur within approximately two weeks from now in Fort Valley, GA. This is a couple of weeks earlier than it was last year. Following the degree day (DD)…
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