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  • An updated Southern Regional Strawberry Production Guide has been provided by Mark Hoffman (NC State) and several other authors and editors. This is a good reference for strawberry production, and it can be found at the link below. A PDF will also be developed and should be available soon. This is a good reference for…

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  • Many strawberry sites are now suffering substantial plant mortality as the season progresses.  Losses are not uniform, and some sites look pretty good. But unfortunately, many do not.  If diseases continue to increase, this may be one of our worst production years ever.  However, I hope that producers can still pull out some profits. From…

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  • In south Georgia growers have started picking and in middle Georgia ripe berries will be here soon. Growers need to be on the lookout for a few different insect pests as they walk their fields. So far this season, I have not heard of too many growers with spider mite problems. Early-season detection of mites…

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  • Flint Energies is inviting its agricultural members to its first-ever Agicultural Forum and Breakfast on March 13th, 2024 in Reynolds at the Co-op’s Headquarters. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking, with breakfast beginning at 8 am. Flint employees will cover the Co-op’s Load Management Program as well as Solar and Grant Opportunities. This opportunity…

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  • Over the next couple of months we are hosting produciont meetings for producers in the middle Georgia area. This list can be accessed at Three Rivers Ag News. This is not unique to middle Georgia. All over the state County Agents hostproduction meetings planned for their growers. The main benefit is for growers to get…

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  • The PMSP for Strawberries in the Southern Region outlines pest management priorities, including EPA registration of pesticides, research funding allocation, grower, and scientific support. A PMSP workshop is planned to update the outdated 2000 version of the document. Workshop participation from growers, industry representatives, specialists, regulators, and processors in GA and SC is very important…

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  • Registration is now open for the 2024 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, in Savannah GA, from the 11th to the 14th of January. This is the south’s premier educational program and trade show for growers of fruit and produce. To take a look at the educational sessions, register, book a hotel or see what…

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  • It is last minute, but there is still time to register for the Southeast Strawberry Expo in Charlotte North Carolina. This years Southeast Strawberry Expo will be held November 8 – 10, 2023 at the Hilton Charlotte University Place. Click Here to view the agenda and click Here to register.

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  • Deer Damage Survey

    If you grow peaches or really any crop in Georgia you are aware of how destructive deer can be. Please take a minute and complete this deer damage survey. Georgia Farm Bureau has collaborated with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and UGA Extension to develop a deer impact survey to determine losses due to deer…

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  • Clemson University has put together a webinar series for strawberry growers with good timely topics. Click here to register. See the flyer for details. For Georgia Pesticide Credits contact me at mackiv@uga.edu.

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