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June 2022                                                                            Volume 8  |  Issue 6

The latest IPM resources from the University of Georgia
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Order: Thysanoptera; Family: Thripidae

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UGA has several diagnostic labs that provide support for county Extension personnel and residents of Georgia. Services include analysis and management recommendations for a variety of plant, soil, water, forage/feed, and animal waste concerns for residents and commercial operators in the state. 

Plant Disease & Nematode Clinics
Agricultural & Environmental Services Labs
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from The Entomological Society of America 
Insect & Nutritional Update on Newly Planted Pecans: We’re seeing different issues on young and newly planted trees we want to share. These issues relate to insect damage and nutritional problems. It is common to see many of these issues in newly planted trees. For young trees, Ambrosia beetle and pecan budmoth are our most consistent... Read More
Hight Temps Bring Pecan Issues: Temperatures across Georgia have increased dramatically following a cool spring. The thermometer has climbed above 90 every day this week and the forecast is for 96 degrees today. Each year when this happens, we begin to get leaves scorching on young trees and see some die-back here and there. Those calls have... Read More
It's Spotted Wing Drosophila Season, Time to Monitor: 
Blueberries are susceptible to SWD damage as soon as the maturing fruit begin to change color from green to purple up until they are harvested. Typical vinegar flies infest damaged, overripe or rotting fruit for egg-laying, but a female SWD can lay eggs into intact fruit using its serrated ovipositor... Read More
Insecticide Regime for SWD Control in Blueberries: 
SWD damage is similar to blueberry maggot. Female flies lay their eggs in ripening and ripe fruit, and larvae develop internally. SWD larvae are much smaller than blueberry maggot larvae, and unlike blueberry maggot, SWD can have multiple, overlapping generations during blueberry harvest. Therefore... Read More
Satsuma Orange 'Owari' Rootstock Trial Data from 2021: Below are results from the harvest of the Owari rootstock trial in the fall of 2021. 2019 & 2020 yields added for a comparison. 2021 was the biggest yielding year to date with 20,301 lbs of fruit harvested from 60 trees. Converting our plot size to an acre would have yielded 60,903 lbs of fruit. Trees on... Read More
Flea Beetles on Eggplant: With the help of Ty Torrance, we completed a bioassay on flea beetles on eggplant this week. This pest has become more difficult to control in recent years, with Torac previously identified as our best option for control. This bioassay was conducted to evaluate a few selected products and one experimental product that... Read More
Precision Application Tech for In-Furrow Granular Pesticides: 
Application of in-furrow granular pesticides is a common practice at planting for pest, disease and nematode management in key row-crops including corn, peanuts and cotton grown in the southeastern US. In-furrow pesticides are important tools for growers to stay on top of pests, diseases... Read More
Thrips Injury, TSWV, & Threat of Lesser Cornstalk Borer: The value of at-plant insecticides for thrips management was readily apparent in UGA trials this week in Tifton. While untreated peanuts were getting hammered, all of the in-furrow insecticide treatments we are evaluating were holding up pretty good. Thrips injury generally peaks around 28 days after... Read More
IR-4 Project Crop Vignette: Phlox: 
This crop vignette from the IR-4 Project includes plant information, planting and maintenance, economics, main disease problems, main pest problems and IR-4 research. Phlox is a genus containing around sixty species in the plant family Polemoniaceae. Phlox consists of both perennial and annual plants... Read More
How to Remove Wasps, Hornets, & Yellow Jackets: Wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are insect members of the family Vespidae, commonly called vespids. Although closely related, bees are a not vespids and will be discussed in a separate article. Members of the Vespidae family are widely varied and diverse; there are approximately 5,000 different… Read More
NOAA Extreme Weather Info Sheets: June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. For those of you who live along one of the coasts in the Southeast, you might find these printable information sheets from NOAA helpful. Each sheet provides a variety of contact numbers for emergency management and state agencies as well as a list of links… Read More
June Weather Outlook Warmer than Usual: NOAA released their updated monthly climate outlook for June 2022 today. It shows that the temperature in the region is leaning towards warmer than normal conditions, especially in coastal areas. The precipitation outlook shows most parts of the Southeast in equal chances of near, below, or above normal… Read More
SARE Research & Education Grants
Deadlines: Research: June 3, Education: Aug 5, 2022
Southern SARE’s Research and Education Grants are the flagship grants of the program. They were the first grants offered when the program was launched in 1988, and were the only sustainable... Read More

Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program
Deadline: June 30, 2022
The primary goal and objective of the GusNIP Produce Prescription Program is to demonstrate and evaluate the impact of projects on (1) the improvement of dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables... Read More

AFRI Education & Workforce Development
Deadline: October 27, 2022
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.
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National Plant Diagnostic Network for the Food & Ag Defense Initiative
Deadline: June 6, 2022
The purpose of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) is to reduce the vulnerability of the United States food and agricultural system to chemical or biological attack. The network... Read More

NIFA Plant Biotic Interactions Program
Deadline: September 30, 2022
The Plant Biotic Interactions (PBI) program supports research on the processes that mediate beneficial and antagonistic interactions between plants and their viral, bacterial, oomycete, fungal, plant, and invertebrate... Read More
June 3: 2022 ESA Joint Annual Meeting Abstract Deadline

June 6 & 14: Cotton, Peanut, & Soybean Insect Scout Schools

June 8: Improving Forestland for White-tailed Deer, BMPs

June 9: Stormwater Management

June 14: Pecan Field Day

June 29-30: Produce Safety Alliance Virtual Workshop

August 3: UGA Turfgrass Field Day

August 19-20: 4th Annual Great GA Pollinator Census

Domestic egg production, whether on a large scale or in small and backyard f locks, will often result in some odd–looking eggs. This publication discusses 12 of the more common oddities seen in poultry egg production and explains why the abnormalities occur. Some of these deviations from normal–looking eggs impact egg quality and result in eggs that should be discarded. It takes a chicken approximately 24–26 hr to complete the egg laying process, from the release of the yolk from the ovary to the actual laying of the egg. At the end of the process, a perfectly oval–shaped egg is expected but this is not always what the hen lays. 
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