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December 2021                                                                            Volume 7  |  Issue 10

Making sure you stay connected to the latest IPM resources and research happening at the University of Georgia
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Subterranean Termites (Reticulitermes spp.)

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A podcast that explores everyday pest issues from home & garden to commercial farms - experts provide sustainable, common-sense solutions. 
Episode 4: Got Weeds?—Nick Basinger & David Weisberger
Blueberry IPM Presentations: UGA IPM Academy's second training covered the basics of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for blueberry production in the Southeast. Experts covered new and timely blueberry IPM information, with recommendations to help blueberry producers in the region. Check out the video presentations from the UGA IPM... Read More
Blueberry Insect IPM Under the Scope: UGA blueberry entomologist, Dr. Ash Sial, hosted a meeting in collaboration with MBG Marketing to help growers identify several pests of blueberries by looking at them under microscopes. One particularly challenging pest is blueberry bud mite (Acalitus vaccinii), a microscopic mite that causes significant damage… Read More
A Short Pecan Crop Gets Shorter: From the beginning this year’s crop has appeared late and short. The intermittently cold spring pushed budbreak back and greatly slowed the progression of foliage expansion, and thus flowering and crop development by at least 10 days. This may have led to some pollination problems which limited crop set… Read More
Early Scouting of Spider Mites Pays Off: Spider mites may may seem insignifigant but they can cause extensive damage and reduce yields if not caught early in the season. The two-spotted spider mite are very tiny (0.4 mm) and usually light yellow with a distinct spot on either side of the abdomen.  The spider mites have piercing-sucking mouthparts... Read More
Ag Data Mgmt Software: Various digital and in-field technologies utilized in agriculture today are collecting volumes of data for each field throughout the year. This data can be used anywhere from assessing machine performance to scouting fields for making in-season crop management decisions to analyzing yield trends across the fields to maximize... Read More
Time for Weather Station Maintenance: Many producers have their own weather stations onsite to keep an eye on local weather conditions. If you have a home weather station, now is a good time to check it over for wear and tear. You can also do some maintenance to make sure that everything is working properly. If you don’t have a personal weather... Read More
Use of Lorsban: Chlorpyrifos is allowed to be used on crops up to February 28, 2022. After that, the tolerances for it expire. Effectively this means that Chlorpyrifos will not be available for the 2022 season. The recommended treatment for grape root borers in lieu of Chlorpyrifos is pheromone-based mating disruption. The pheromone dispensers... 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

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

Specialty Crop Research Initiative
Deadline: January 21, 2022
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
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December 8: 2021 State of the College

December 8: Sustainability, Markets & Forestry BMPs

December 9: Collecting & Submitting Soil/Water Samples

December 14: Eastern Viticulture & Enology Forum Webinar

December 14-15: Wildlife Management

December 21: Collecting & Submitting Soil/Water Samples

January 5: Bridging the GAPs: Approaches for Treating Preharvest Agricultural Water On-Farm

January 6-9: Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference


This publication is part of the Classic City Garden Awards series.

New ornamentals have long been considered the lifeblood of the green industry. This publication contains recommendations for best-performing new annuals based on research conducted at the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia, showcasing the plants that were awarded Classic City Awards in 2020.

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