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Jeff Cook

About Jeff Cook

County Agriculture Agent in Taylor & Peach Counties, and Area Peach Agent. B.S. Plant Pathology, UGA. Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management, UGA.

Scale Crawlers are on the Move!

Dan Horton & Jeff Cook Friday, 24 April, freshly settled 1st nymphal stage (white cap) San Jose scale were observed on peach in an orchard on the northern side of the main central Georgia peach belt. While there were a few remaining crawlers, it was clear that most of this…
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Bloom Time is Approaching

Our normal peak bloom in middle Georgia is March 14th.  Of course this will vary by variety and location.  Another factor that affects bloom timing is late winter temperatures and chill hours.  Chill hours are the number of hours below 45⁰F that a peach tree requires to overcome dormancy.  All…
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