UGA PEACH BLOG

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

On March 15, UGA Extension Specialists along with the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture staff will be conducting a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training in Valdosta.  This is the training mandated by growers selling fresh produce that must comply with the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act in order to sell produce.
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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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