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Neopestolotiopsis Update from Florida

I am still not hearing of major issues yet with the new Neopestolotiopsis pathogen and disease of strawberries in Georgia — not yet anyway. However, the article in the link below presents a pretty dire picture for Florida strawberries. Be vigilant and let your county agent know if you are…
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Scouting for Spider Mites

Strawberries are beginning to ripen in south Georgia and blooming across the state. Early scouting for spider mites is extremely important if you want to have a successful season. Now is a good time to be tissue sampling for fertilizer applications as well. You can easily check those leaves for mites before sending them to the lab for analysis.

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Part Two of the 2021 Strawberry School

Part Two of the 2021 Strawberry School is coming up! Join us March 18 as we discuss frost protection, fertility monitoring & more with experts from across the Southeast. Learn more: http://uaex.uada.edu/strawberry-school Register for free: https://bit.ly/StrawberrySchool21
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Fertilizing Strawberries

As our strawberry plants slowly start growing this winter it is time to make sure they have the fertility they need to give us the best crop. It is always good to get a tissue sample in mid to late January to determine if additional boron is needed in the…
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Captan Shortage

I have heard rumors of a potential captan product shortage, and based on information that is coming in from the field, it appears to be true. I am not sure of the details as to why we have a shortage of captan in the marketplace, and I have no information…
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Commercial Strawberry Production Webinar Series

The Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium will be providing a series of webinars throughout this year concerning all aspects of commercial strawberry production. Amanda McWhirt with the University of Arkansas is organizing this webinar series, and it will have speakers from throughout the Southeast speaking on a multitude of valuable…
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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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