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December 2022                                                                         Volume 8  |  Issue 12

The latest IPM resources from the University of Georgia
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Peanut Burrower Bug
Pangaeus bilineatus (Say)

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The North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Classical Biocontrol Committee is excited to announce new peer-reviewed weed biocontrol publications for use by managers and landowners. 

  • The weed factsheet covers plant identification, history, distribution, ecology, habitat, and comparisons to look-a-like species.
  • The biocontrol agent factsheets provide information on agent identification, life cycle, impact, habitat requirements, history and current status for all biocontrol agents or accidentally introduced species associated with their host plant species.

Each publication is peer-reviewed and designed to help everyday landowners and weed managers identify and understand weed species and learn about their biocontrol agents.

Check out these awesome factsheets!
In the two presentations linked below, UGA Community & School Garden Coordinator, Becky Griffin, shares IPM-focused tactics for home and community gardeners. 
Mexican Bean Beetle IPM
IPM for Tomatoes
Emerging Invasive Pest Alert: Crape Myrtle Bark Scale: 
The crape myrtle bark scale, Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae is an emerging threat to crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia spp.) in Georgia. As the name indicates, this scale pest attacks the bark of crape myrtle, the only known scale insect that infests crapemyrtle bark. A native of Asia... Read More
Precision Soil Sampling: Variable-rate application of lime and fertilizer is a common practice to address soil nutrient variability within the agricultural fields. When it comes to precision soil sampling to determine site-specific nutrient requirements, grid sampling still remains one of the most widely used methods due to its ease of implementation and not requiring any... Read More
NOAA December Outlook Shows Continued La Nina Signal: The latest monthly outlook from NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center shows a pattern of temperature and precipitation that is what you might expect from a La Nina winter, with warmer and drier conditions expected in the southern part of the region and less signal farther north, where things vary... Read More
Winter & Spring Outlook 2022-2023: According to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, there is a 76% chance that La Niña will continue during the Northern Hemisphere winter (December through February 2022-2023) with a transition to ENSO-neutral favored in February-April 2023 (57% chance). La Niña conditions are associated with warmer and drier... Read More
UGA Study Aims to Help Farmers Transitioning to Organic Production: As demand for organic food continues to rise, organic agriculture has attracted both longtime producers and new farmers into the industry. University of Georgia researchers are working on a new study meant to develop best practices for transitioning farmers starting out with... Read More
State-of-the-art Poultry Science Building Will Give Researchers & Students High Tech New Roost: Slated for completion in fall 2023, the $54.1 million Poultry Science Building will be a centerpiece of the university’s recruitment effort for new talent in poultry science. In addition to classroom and research facilities, new state-of-the-art... Read More
Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI)
Deadline: January 12, 2023
The purpose of the SCRI program is to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance
... Read More

Crop Protection & Pest Mgmt
Deadline: February 13, 2023
The purpose of the Crop Protection and Pest Management program is to address high priority issues related to pests and their management using IPM approaches at the state, regional and national levels. The CPPM program supports projects that will ensure
... Read More
AgrAbility: Assistive Technology Program for Farmers with Disabilities
Deadline: January 19, 2023
The AgrAbility program increases the likelihood that farmers, ranchers, farm workers and farm family members with disabilities will experience success in agricultural production... Read More


Food Safety Outreach Program
Deadline: February 16, 2023
The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food... Read More

Ongoing Series
Jan - Feb: 2023 Southwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program

Upcoming Events

Dec 13: Small Pecan Producers Workshop

Jan 4: Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Preharvest Agricultural Water On-Farm (Train-the-Trainer

Jan 4: 2023 Annual Blueberry Update

Jan 5: Lunch & Learn: Lawn Diseases 101

Jan 20: Journeyman Farmer Certificate Program: Small Business Planning

Flowering and foliage plants can make welcome gifts. How long they remain attractive may be directly related to the care and handling they are given. This publication describes ways to properly care for holiday and gift plants to ensure maximum longevity.

Extension Circular 951.

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