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EPA Proposes New Safety Measures for Paraquat (Culpepper)

Since many strawberry growers have used paraquat to clean up row middles you need to be aware of additional measures that our U.S. EPA has proposed for paraquat (full details at https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-proposes-new-safety-measures-paraquat). See highlighted measures “As outlined in the proposed interim decision for paraquat, the agency is proposing new measures to…
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Anthracnose Disease Survey

I know it is Christmas, but if you can take a few minutes (literally about five at max) to fill out this short survey (see link below), it would be be greatly appreciated. We are conducting this survey as part of a grant application, and if we do receive funds,…
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MyIPM Promotional Video

The MyIPM app, developed by multiple universities under the direction of Dr. Guido Schnabel from Clemson University and supported by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium, has a dedicated section for strawberries. You can readily download this app and use it for identifying diseases, developing spray programs, etc., so it…
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Neopestalotiopsis Fruit Rot Warning

There is a new disease that has been reported on strawberries, and it is causing substantial issues for the strawberry industry in Florida.  It is possible that our environment in Georgia is not conducive to the disease, but we should be diligent and on the lookout without regard.  Fungal Neopestalotiopsis…
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Strawberry Disease Recommendations

Guido Schnabel (Clemson University) just provided his recommendations for the remainder of the season concerning strawberry disease spray programs. See the strawberry IPM guide at www.smallfruits.org to supplement this information (especially FRAC groups), but I concur with his thoughts as we move forward this season. Guido writes. “In general, based…
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