UGA PEACH BLOG

San Jose scale in-season management

The first large peak of San Jose scale crawler activity is right around the corner. With the heat, the crawlers have been active for a few weeks, but we are now starting to collect considerable numbers of crawlers on the double-sided tapes on our un-treated research trees in Fort Valley,…
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Update from the field – Plum curculio activity

Today, March 18, 2019, we collected our first plum curculio of the season in one of our traps in Byron, GA. While we only found two, this indicates that plum curculio are becoming active in middle Georgia peaches. If you have varieties at or near petal fall, it is time…
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Court orders ban on chlorpyrifos

Last week, a federal appeals court ordered the EPA to remove chlorpyrifos from sale in the United States within 60 days. While the threat of losing chlorpyrifos is not new and the ban is bound to happen eventually, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that our management…
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Plum Curculio and Scale Update

I posted last week about scale management, but I wanted to send out a reminder about scale and an update for everyone that plum curculio (PC) adults are also active in the orchards (see image above taken last week). In blocks that still have fruit, if you are and have…
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San Jose scale are on the move…again

The second peak of San Jose scale crawler activity is right around the corner. We have begun capturing considerable numbers of crawlers on June 19 on research trees in Fort Valley, GA (see image). The peak emergence of scale crawlers in this region is expected to occur within the next…
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San Jose scale crawlers are on the move

The first peak of San Jose scale crawler activity is right around the corner. We have begun capturing considerable numbers of crawlers on April 17 on un-treated research trees in Fort Valley, GA (see image). The peak emergence of scale crawlers in this region is expected to occur within the…
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