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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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Captan Registration Review

Captan is under review by the EPA. The review document is below, and a synopsis of information for peach is given below by Dr. Julius E. Fajardo. EPA is proposing several mitigations for the continued use of Captan. Any responses are currently due by 27 June, but you can request…
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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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Chill update

Hi everyone, I hope that everyone is doing well. It has been an interesting month or two for chill accumulation. I was worried last year seeing the seasonal forecast and how things were panning out. However, we were able to get some uniform chill accumulation including some additional hours even…
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Miravis Supplemental Label

The Miravis label now only has one rate for peach applications — 5.1 fluid oz per acre. Our guide shows a rate range, but that is no longer accurate. Please see the attached for the supplemental label. Bottom line, use the 5.1 fluid oz per acre rate for all applications…
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