Tift County Extension Producer Updates

Downy Mildew Alert!

Downy mildew  has been detected on cucumber in Echols County. These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in southern GA counties  and under favorable conditions  potential disease outbreak in cucurbit can occur. I would suggest our cucurbit growers to look for the downy mildew symptoms in their fields and start applying protective spray of below stated fungicides. Watermelon: Rotation…
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New Vegetable Irrigation Scheduling Tool

Irrigating is a simple application that helps users schedule irrigation events for vegetable crops. The application provides the crop water demand during the season (based on a historical weather data set and crop growth stages) for most of the vegetables grown in the state of Georgia.
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Training for Farmers and Growers on Produce Safety Rule

The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and comanagement information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Training will be held June 26th at the Tift County Extension Office.
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