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November 2021                                                                             Volume 7  |  Issue 9

Making sure you stay connected to the latest IPM resources and research happening at the University of Georgia
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Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea (Drury))

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A podcast that explores everyday pest issues from home & garden to big commercial farms - experts provide sustainable, common-sense solutions. 
Episode 3: Your House is a Cave—Dan Suiter
Southern IPM Hour Video on Newly Identified Invasive: The box tree moth can significantly damage and potentially kill boxwood plants if left unchecked. Between August 2020 and April 2021, a nursery in St. Catharines, Ontario shipped boxwood (Buxus species) that may have been infested with box tree moth to locations in six states—25 retail facilities in... Read More
UGA IPM Academy - Blackberry IPM Presentations: Learn the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for blackberry production in the Southeast. Experts covered new and timely blackberry IPM information, with updated recommendations to help support blackberry producers in the region. Check out the video presentations from the UGA IPM... Read More
Neopestalotiopsis Updates, Warnings, and Resources in Strawberries: We now have a confirmed site with Neopestalotiopsis in Georgia strawberries. We had several sites that were decimated by this disease last year, but this is the first for this year. The following articles provide timely updates, signs/symptoms, and mgmt options for this rapidly… Read More
Use of Chlorpyrifos (Lorsban, others) This Fall: I have received questions concerning the current use of chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and generics) on registered food crops. You will undoubtedly hear a great deal about this at the end of the month as the rule which cancels all tolerances on food crops will go into effect on October 29; however, the tolerances do not… Read More
Diamondback Moth October Bioassay Results: We were able to conduct a bioassay on a population of diamondback moth last week. Keep in mind we work in fields with severe problems and high populations. Also, responses to insecticides can vary greatly from location to location – mostly based on which insecticides the population has been exposed to... Read More
Cotton Harvest Considerations to Ensure Quality Yield Data: Yield maps are considered as a year-end report card for a farm that shows us what worked and where. Many consultants and growers utilize cotton yield maps at the end of the year to evaluate field performance and to determine how certain management practices can be adjusted in the next... Read More
Garlic Planting Step-by-Step: Late October is prime garlic planting time for the Atlanta area. The bulbs overwinter in the garden and are harvested in the spring. If you don’t traditionally plant winter crops, garlic is a great one to start with. There are two basic categories of garlic: hard-necked and soft-necked. Georgians have better luck growing soft-necked garlic as the... Read More
How Likely Is Frost in the Next Week?: It’s the time of year when I start to get questions about the likelihood of frost in the next week. Fortunately, there is a new online experimental tool available to help producers look ahead to see the likelihood of frost for at least the next six days. It was developed by NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center using the National... Read More

On-Farm Research Grants
Deadline: December 3, 2021
SARE On-Farm Research grants are open to ag professionals who regularly work with farmers and ranchers on farm production and marketing problems. These can include: Cooperative Extension agents, university specialists, governmental... Read More

Ag & Food Research Initiative: Foundational and Applied Science Program
Deadline: December 15, 2021
The AFRI Foundational and Applied Science Program supports grants in six AFRI priority areas to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture... Read More

Southern IPM Grants
Deadline: December 3, 2021
Formerly Enhancement Grants, our annual competitive grants program, Southern IPM Grants, regionally address Global Food Security challenges including invasive species, endangered species, pest resistance, and impacts resulting from regulatory... 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

November 2: D.W. Brooks Lecture and Awards

November 2-3: GA Urban Ag Council, Sod/Landscape Field Day & 74th Annual Turfgrass Conference

November 4: Modern Grape Breeding Seminar

November 9: Coweta County Backyard Association with Master Falconer, Dale Arrowood and His Winged Ambassadors

November 9-10: Produce Safety Alliance Virtual Grower Training

January 6-9: Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference


White striations in broiler breast meat tend to reduce customer confidence because severe white striping means that the cooked meat will be tougher than meat with low white striping. There is also higher fat content in meat with severe white striping. Consumers will not buy broiler breast meat with high fat and moderate to severe white striping because it is inferior in quality and nutritional value. This can cost the poultry industry significantly. Research has shown that this undesirable trait is particularly prevalent in broilers that have grown to a high body weight over a short period of time. Further research is needed to develop growing and feeding regimens to produce a heavier bird without changes in muscle quality, such as white striping.
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