Spider Mite Damage on Strawberry

Shane Curry (Appling County Extension Agent) sent a photo of spider mites (see attached) on strawberry, and the numbers are tremendous.  Strawberry producers should be scouting for mites at this time, since the conditions have been warm enough for the mite population to explode in some areas, despite significant rainfall. …
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What to Look for Now

By now most of us should be well into our early fertility regime on plasticulture berries.  Beginning with about a 1/2 pound per acre per day (3.5 lbs. of N per week) to get the crop started.  As we move further into March we should gradually increase this rate to…
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Tissue Sample Now

It doesn’t seem like it but we will begin our fertilizer programs on strawberries very soon, especially south Georgia growers.  There are many nutrients that are important in strawberry production, like nitrogen, potassium and boron.  Nitrogen and potassium are added prior to planting and throughout the growing season.  Boron is…
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Cold Temperatures and Row Covers

Row Covers are great tools for protecting flowers and fruit from freezing temperatures.  If you plan to use them be sure to scout for insects and diseases prior to and after applying them.
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Did You Run Short on Plants This Season

It seems that more growers than usual came up short this planting season.  We have tried to find plants when asked but it looks like supplies are tight and there is not much available from growers in Georgia.  The North Carolina Growers Association has a listing of growers that have…
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Join us for the Annual Georgia Strawberry Growers Meeting

The 2017 Georgia Strawberry Growers Association will host it’s annual meeting on the 8th of August in Macon Georgia at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building.  It should be a good meeting with several speakers from North Carolina State, bringing information that will help you grow your 2018 crop. This is…
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One More Look at the Weather

Dr. Barclay Poling, Former Professor and Extension Specialist, NC State University, always has some good information and advice for growers concerning frost/freeze events in strawberries.  See his latest update and check out the local forecast for your area here. https://strawberries.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/03/30-day-ag-weather-outlook-md-va-tn-nc-sc-mon-morning-march-13-2017/ Both freezing temperatures and freeze protection with row covers or irrigation…
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