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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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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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