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You Mite Have a Problem…

Hello everyone, With the hot, dry weather we were having in May, I have received some reports of mites flaring up in orchards. This is unfortunately not surprising as hot, dry weather is perfect for mite reproduction and development. Hopefully, the rain we have been having we knock back populations,…
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Update from the Field: Plum curculio and San Jose scale

Hello everyone, Quick update from the field. The field generation of plum curculio are emerging now, so activity is on the rise. Just as a reminder Imidan, Actara, Belay, and Avaunt provide excellent control and good residual control of plum curculio and Oriental fruit moth. As such, rotation of Imidan,…
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Disease Control Recommendations following Hail Damage

Recent hail injury, especially when combined with excessive rains, is of concern for disease control in peach orchards as we move forward through the remainder of the season. Frequent summer rains generally increase the risk of green fruit rot. If inoculum is present during the green fruit stage and if…
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San Jose scale crawler – Activity update

Hello again, I just wanted to update everyone that I caught considerable more San Jose scale crawlers this week compared to last week (on untreated trees). With the increase in activity, I anticipate the first main peak of crawler activity to occur within the next week or so in Fort…
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San Jose scale crawler management 2021

With the relatively cool spring weather we have been having, the first large peak of San Jose scale crawler activity is delayed a couple of weeks this year compared to last year. I expect the first peak of activity to occur within approximately 10-14 days from now in Fort Valley,…
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Plum curculio are becoming active

A little later this year than last year, plum curculio are becoming active in middle Georgia peach orchard. Although this may be a weird and uncertain time of the year, if you have varieties at or near petal fall, it is time to start preparing your plum curculio management program….
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