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Kocide HCu Product and Warning for Cover Spray Rates

A new Kocide product from Certis, Kocide HCu, has recently been introduced. As a formulated product, it is 50.1% metallic copper by weight. It does have a labeled rate for cover sprays, but at labeled rates, it is likely to cause significantly more damage than you would want to see. …
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2021 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide

I just wanted to let everyone know that the 2021 peach guides have been updated and are now available online: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%201171_14.PDF The physical copies are being printed now and should be available soon. In the mean time if you have any questions before then, please let me know. Thank you everyone,…
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Three New Peach Cultivars from the USDA

The USDA at Byron, GA has released a trio of “Joy” peach cultivars named ‘Crimson Joy’ (early mid-season), ‘Liberty Joy’ (mid-season), and ‘Rich Joy’ (late season). The three main-season cultivars all have self-fertile showy pink flowers, produce large, firm, melting and freestone fruit with high blush, yellow flesh, normal acidity…
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Anthracnose Disease Survey

I know it is Christmas, but if you can take a few minutes (literally about five at max) to fill out this short survey (see link below), it would be be greatly appreciated. We are conducting this survey as part of a grant application, and if we do receive funds,…
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My IPM Promotional Video

The MyIPM app, developed by multiple universities under the direction of Dr. Guido Schnabel from Clemson University and supported by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium, has a dedicated section for peach. You can readily download this app and use it for identifying diseases, developing spray programs, etc., so it…
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Backyard Peach Production

If you would like a copy of the December 10, 2020 Just Peachy, Backyard Peach Production Talk please click here. If you have questions or need further explanation please let us know or contact your County Agent.
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New Peach Fungicides for Use in 2021

There are a few new fungicides that either just came out or that came out last year. We need to make sure that we incorporate these materials in a way that will allow for optimum efficacy and resistance management. We will be discussing these products in meetings, but as an…
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