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January 2020                                                                                 Volume 6  |  Issue 1

IPM Monthly Newsletter


Making sure you stay connected to the latest IPM resources and research happening at the University of Georgia

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Read about our awesome county agents and specialists stationed throughout the state of Georgia that make up the UGA Extension IPM Program!
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae)
Anthracnose fruit rot disease, caused by fungal Colletotrichum species, is one of the most significant disease problems of commercial strawberry production in Georgia and the Southeast as a whole. Dark, sunken lesions on fruit are the main disease... Read More 

Squirrels, chipmunks, rats, mice, and various overwintering insect pests are among the most common critters that get inside through cracks and gaps in the foundation of homes during winter months - looking for warmth and food. It's important to prevent these... Read More

Although blueberry gall midge has historically been referred to as a rabbiteye problem, recently it has been reported to be a concern in some southern highbush fields. The majority of the highbush infestations were primarily reported in older blocks and those... Read More
Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI)
Deadline: January 30, 2020
The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues... Read more

Organic Transitions Grant
Deadline: February 27, 2020
The overall goal of the Organic Transitions Program (ORG) is to support the development and implementation of research, extension and... Read more
Rural Energy for America Program
Deadline: January 31,2020
This program assists rural small businesses and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits and providing... Read more

Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)
Deadline: March 19, 2020
The primary goal of BFRDP is to help beginning farmers and ranchers in the U.S. and its territories enter and/or improve their... Read more
Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference
January 9 - 12, 2020 
Savannah, GA

GGIA WinterGreen Tradeshow
January 21 - 23, 2020
Duluth, GA
The Center for Urban Agriculture (The Center) offers four (4) opportunities for Georgia County Extension offices to generate revenue. Getting the Best of Pests (GTBOP) is a live webinar series that reaches out to the Georgia Green Industry offering CEU Category Credits from the privacy and luxury of a home or office.  The GTBOP series saves companies time, travel and funds and provides county extension offices user-friendly, useful information and revenue generating opportunities.

The GTOP Webinars are offered on the 3rd Wednesday of every ODD-numbered month. (January, March, May, July, September and November.)

Live webinars are accessed online, and are aired from 8:15 am to 10:45 am.  After each live webinar, The Center cuts the 2-hour webinar into two 1-hour, CEU approved, recordings and offers county agents access to them on the website.
There are times when commercial or private applicators will come to the county extension office in need of credits to maintain their license.  The archived recordings are available to county agents on demand, at any time, from the website. Viewing the archive is easy, convenient, and your office keeps 100% of any revenue collected for allowing clients to view the archives.  County extension offices and agents are encouraged to offer the archives to their commercial and private pesticide applicator clients as an opportunity to receive CEU Category credits.

To receive CEU Credits, immediately following any live or archived viewing, simply scan and email the sign-in sheet to or mail it to The Center (address provided on the sign-in sheet) for processing and submission to the Georgia Department of Agriculture on behalf of the extension office. County offices should retain a copy of all sign in sheets for their records.
Read More GTBOP Options Here!
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