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Middle Georgia Peach Update

It’s that time of year again. Our annual Middle Georgia Peach Update is just around the corner. The meeting is on February 7th from 10 am until we finish. We will once again be at Hebron Church this year. Topics include historical chill hours and yield, weed management, insect management…
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IFTA 2023 – Grand Rapids, MI Meeting Feb 12-15

Hi everyone, I received the other day the program for the IFTA meeting in Grand Rapids, MI. This meeting has several general topic speakers and several peach-specific speakers that should be of interest to growers. There will also be an orchard tour stop on Tuesday focused on peaches. The current…
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IMPORTANT SURVEY – Mating Disruption in Crop Production

Greetings everyone, I hope this post finds everyone well. I am part of a new working group that is attempting to improve pest management through mating disruption technologies. However, before we can do that, we need to better understand growers’ needs and perception of mating disruption. As such, if you…
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Update from the field: San Jose scale and Mites

San Jose scale: San Jose scale has been a little quiet this year…almost too quiet. This heatwave has probably slowed their development down a little bit, so I am anticipating seeing an increase in activity soon. This timing may be particularly important for blocks that have had a history of…
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Captan Registration Review

Captan is under review by the EPA. The review document is below, and a synopsis of information for peach is given below by Dr. Julius E. Fajardo. EPA is proposing several mitigations for the continued use of Captan. Any responses are currently due by 27 June, but you can request…
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