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Aubrey Shirley

  • Southeast Citrus Update

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  • Nematodes and Diseases in Cotton

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  • Thrips and Lesser Cornstalk Borers

    Here is an article from Dr. Mark Abney speaking on insect pests in peanut fields. We are at the point in the growing season where a lot of Georgia peanut fields are 25 to 35 days after planting. Though thrips pressure has not been particularly high in 2023, it doesn’t take many adults per plant…

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  • Cold Damage in Ornamentals

    This past December has had a latent impact on many ornamental plants and shrubs in the landscape. The late freeze that occurred earlier this year also played a role in how many of our landscape plants are currently looking. Here is a great write-up by Dr. Jean Williams-Woodward, UGA Plant Pathologist speaking on the impact…

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  • Thrips Management in Cotton

    Corn is going in the ground and on some farms, it is off and growing. This can only mean one thing. Cotton and peanuts are not far behind. Dr. Phillip Roberts UGA Cotton Entomologist has some tips to help prevent thrips from hurting cotton yields. Thrips are consistent pests of cotton, infesting nearly all cotton…

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  • Do You Really Need a Herbicide Strip?

    Here is an article by Dr. Lenny Wells discussing herbicide strips in Pecan Orchards. With increasing production costs and lower prices last year, growers are looking for creative ways to reduce the cost of production. With this thought in mind, more than one grower has asked me recently, “Do I really need this herbicide strip…

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  • Prescription Burning Workshop

    Here is flyer for our upcoming prescription burning workshop.

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