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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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San Jose scale crawler management 2022

Good afternoon everyone, we have started to see some San Jose scale crawler activity in middle GA. With the relatively cool spring weather we have been having, the first large peak of San Jose scale crawler activity is going to be similarly timed compared to last year, which I anticipate…
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Scale Management Update 2022

The above 50°F weather makes for a lovely day, but the scale insects enjoy it too, becoming developmentally active above 51°F. That means it is a good time to nip these guys in the bud. For delayed dormant timing, apply dormant horticultural oil at a rate of 1.5% oil to water….
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2022 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide

I just wanted to let everyone know that the 2022 peach guides have been updated and are now available online: https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=B1171&title=Southeastern%20Peach,%20Nectarine,%20and%20Plum%20Pest%20Management%20and%20Culture%20Guide The physical copies have been printed, so they 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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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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