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March 2022                                                                            Volume 8  |  Issue 3

Making sure you stay connected to the latest IPM resources and research happening at the University of Georgia
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Spotted Wing Drosophila
Drosophila suzukii (Matsumura)

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Dr. Brett Blaauw talks about the MyIPM app series. Content is updated annually through a collaboration of specialists to provide integrated pest management options for common insects, diseases and weeds in fruit and nut crops. The series has now expanded to include a MyIPM Row Crops app. 
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Protect Young Peaches from Plum Curculio: If you have fruiting trees, especially peaches, now is the time to ramp up your monitoring efforts for plum curculio to determine if and when management decisions will need to be made. Plum curculio is the most economically important pest in the commercial peach industry in Georgia, but can also cause considerable... Read More
San Jose Scale Update: The above 50°F weather makes for a lovely day, but the scale insects enjoy it too, becoming developmentally active above 51°F. That means it is a good time to nip these guys in the bud. For delayed dormant timing, apply dormant horticultural oil at a rate of 1.5% oil to water. It is recommended to apply the oil:water mixture at high gallonage in order to... Read More
Miravis Supplemental Label: The Miravis label now only has one rate for peach applications — 5.1 fluid oz per acre. The 2022 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Mgmt and Culture Guide shows a rate range, but that is no longer accurate. Please see the supplemental label, but bottom line, for all applications and diseases, use the 5.1 fluid oz... Read More
Obtaining a Private Pesticide Applicators License: The Private Applicator training course is required for individuals who wish to obtain a certified private pesticide applicator license. This includes farmers, greenhouse and nursery growers, and forestry professionals who meet the criteria listed in this product's detailed description. Refer to the steps below for... Read More
Ambrosia Beetle Update: I’ve talked to growers from Fort Valley to South Georgia who have identified Ambrosia beetles now active. This week’s warm weather is the perfect conditions for adults to start flying. If you have had problems with this pest before OR if you have newly planted trees, it is likely a good idea to begin spraying the trunks of young (1-3 yr old) trees with… Read More
Proper Spreader Calibration Important for Precision Fertilizer Applications: Lime applications have begun across most of the state with dry pre-plant fertilizer to follow soon. Generally, we do not hear about fertilizer application issues that occur with broadcast spreaders until later in the crop season but this year is different because of the fertilizer costs. One of the… Read More
Possibility of New Wine Grape Varieties in GA: Dr. Joe Fiola, Specialist in Viticulture and Small Fruit at the University of Maryland Extension presented on many varieties he finds valuable for the Eastern Seaboard. After a follow-up phone call, we narrowed down his list even further to a selection of grapes Georgia growers may want to consider… Read More
Climate Outlook for March Likely Warm: The updated monthly climate outlook for March 2022 shows that the entire region has a better than usual chance of seeing temperatures above normal. This is due in part to the continuing La Nina that is still near peak and in part due to the trend to warmer temperatures across the globe caused by greenhouse gases. Precipitation… Read More
SARE Graduate Student Grants
Deadline: May 6, 2022
The main objective of the Graduate Student Grants is to prepare the next generation of scientists in researching sustainable solutions to the challenges farmers and ranchers face each day, and to prepare young professionals to... 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
Jan - March: Cotton Production Meeting Schedule

Jan - March: Peanut Production Meeting Schedule

Jan - March: Pecan Production Meeting Schedule

Feb - Nov: 2022 Virtual Southeastern Muscadine School 

March - April: Wildlife Camera Trapping Series

March 10: Welcoming Wildlife

March 15: Vineyard Production Workshop

March 15: Troubleshooting Your Landscape

March 22: Timber Taxation Workshop

March 24: Georgia Hemp Production Update

March 31: Grass Masters Spotlight: Emerging Opportunities with Herbicides

March 29 & 31: Utilizing Precision Ag Technology Workshop

April 13: Pesticide License Review in Spanish


Parasite resistance is an increasing problem in livestock species, including horses. Equine deworming practices have historically involved a six-week rotational deworming schedule. However, these practices have led to parasite resistance to many of our available dewormers. This publication addresses the current recommendations for deworming based on fecal egg counts, including why parasite resistance is increasing and how and when to assess fecal egg counts in horses. Circular 1193

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