View this email in your browser
July 2022                                                                            Volume 8  |  Issue 7

The latest IPM resources from the University of Georgia
Learn more about our program at

Diptera: Culicidae

Find more Feature Creatures here
 IPM Hall of Fame Inductee - Dr. Phil Brannen
Read Story
University of Georgia public health specialist, Elmer Gray, lays out the landscape of some seasonal bloodsuckers. Listen now to learn ways of keeping the world's most dangerous animal at bay.
Start Listening
Be On Lookout for Spotted Lanternfly: As of June 2022, North Carolina has an established population of Lycorma delicatula, an invasive insect pest of trees and vines including a variety of stonefruits, pine, oak, walnut, poplar, tree of heaven (A. altissima) and grapes. Commonly referred to as spotted lanternfly (SLF), this insect is native to China, India... Read More
EPA Finalizes Biological Evaluations Assessing Potential Effects of Three Neonicotinoid Pesticides on Endangered Species: EPA has released its final biological evaluations (BEs) for clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam, part of a group of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, which are used on a variety of crops... Read More
2022 UGA Turfgrass Field Day Set for August 3: Whether you're a golf course superintendent or a homeowner who wants the perfect lawn, there'll be something for you at this year’s Turfgrass Field Day. Extension specialists and researchers will share the latest information on how to care for your lawn or golf course and cover effective... Read More
Captan Registration Review: 
Captan is under review by the EPA. The review document is below, and a synopsis of information for peach is given below by Dr. Julius E. Fajardo. EPA is proposing several mitigations for the continued use of Captan. Any responses are currently due by 27 June, but you can request an extension (see below). Please take a look at this information... Read More
San Jose Scale and Mites Update: San Jose scale has been a little quiet this year…almost too quiet. This heatwave has probably slowed their development down a little bit, so I am anticipating seeing an increase in activity soon. This timing may be particularly important for blocks that have had a history of scale problems. Looking at the degree day timing... Read More
Pecan Insects and Heat: With the very high temperatures this week and last, there is no point in spraying for insects when the temps are in the 95+ range. Extreme heat slows and then stops reproduction in insects like mites and aphids and will shorten the life span (kill) when it gets up near 100. Materials that rely on leaf uptake are affected because the leaf seals... Read More
Folia Sulfur Sprays Under High Temps: Foliar Sulfur sprays applied in June and July have been shown to provide several benefits for pecan production, including suppression of mite populations and an increase in nut size. Sulfur may also aid in the suppression of some minor foliar diseases, and there is some evidence that it may aid in scab suppression on... Read More
Nut Curculio: You may notice some nut drop in your orchards at this time. This can occur for a number of reasons, including rainfall after a long hot, dry period and natural drop on certain varieties. One thing we are seeing at the moment is drop from nut curculio. The damage from nut curculio is very conspicuous. Nuts will have a “tobacco-juice” stain on the outside of the... Read More
Citrus Canker Confirmed in GA: On June 14th, 2022, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) announced that citrus canker has been confirmed within a commercial citrus grove in Decatur County, Georgia. This bacterial disease, which is subject to USDA-APHIS quarantine regulations, is widespread within Florida, and has also been found... Read More
Cotton Foliar Disease Considerations: Target spot and areolate mildew will not occur in every cotton field in Georgia every year. When they do occur “early enough”, repeated research trials have shown that a) significant yield loss can occur due to these diseases and that b) timely fungicide applications can protect against, but not eliminate, yield… Read More
Stinkbug Mgmt in Cotton: 
Southern green and brown stink bugs are the two most common stink bugs infesting Georgia cotton. Based on stink bug populations in corn and reports of early planted cotton, stink bugs are likely to require management in many fields. Stink bugs have sucking mouthparts and prefer to feed on developing seeds in medium sized bolls… Read More
Diuron Update and Weeds in Cotton: For years, we have been discussing how science suggests that goosegrass populations are likely to explode in cotton systems that are heavily dependent on Liberty or dicamba, especially when residual herbicides are not used wisely. This year it seems that science is proving to be correct with goosegrass issues more prevalent across… Read More
Scout for Lesser Cornstalk Borer in Peanut: Regardless of whatever else has to be done on the farm in South Georgia, one thing that needs to happen is scouting peanut fields for lesser cornstalk borer (LCB). This insect is the most damaging pest of peanut in Georgia; it feeds on stems, pegs, and pods, and it will reduce yield and increase the risk of aflatoxin… Read More
It's Japanese Beetle Season: The time is upon us once again. Japanese beetles are showing up in vineyards around the state. In large enough numbers, Japanese beetles can be a severe pest of grapes during the summer, feeding mainly on foliage and (thankfully) rarely on the berries. More problematic is Japanese beetles feeding on new plantings. Older… Read More
Preparations for Grape Root Borer: If you are unfamiliar with grape root borer, GRB is a clearwing moth with larvae that tunnel into the larger roots and crown of grape vines and feed below the soil surface. Symptoms of infested vines include poor growth and fruit set, and potentially complete root girdling and vine death. As such, grape root borer is a significantly… Read More
July Weather & Climate Outlook: In the month of June, drought increased across Georgia significantly, going from just 9% at the end of May to 54% by the end of the month. Many of you have told me you think even that is an underestimate of how bad things are. One of the problems with the Drought Monitor’s depiction of drought is that… Read More
AFRI Education & Workforce Development
Deadline: October 27, 2022
The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Education and Workforce Development (EWD) focuses on developing the next generation of research, education, and extension professionals in the food and agricultural sciences.
.. 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
August 3: UGA Turfgrass Field Day

August 10: SE Research & Education Center Midville Field Day

August 19-20: 4th Annual Great GA Pollinator Census

August 24: Ag Dawg Kickoff

August 24-26: Georgia Environmental Conference

August 2022 - July 2023: Master Forager Series

Controlling Poison Ivy in the Landscape

Poison ivy (Rhus radicans) is a common poisonous plant in Georgia. The American Medical Association estimates that in the United States poison ivy and Pacific poison oak (Rhus diversiloba) cause more cases of contact dermatitis than all other plants and household and industrial chemicals combined. Every person who works outdoors with plants or participates in hiking, camping or other outdoor activities should be able to identify poison ivy. Failure to do so can lead to severe allergic reactions. Circular 867-10

Have an IPM related article you'd like to share? Would you like to nominate yourself or another agent for our Agent Spotlight segment?

E-mail us at
to be featured in one of our upcoming newsletters!
And make sure to connect with us on social media!
Thank you to our sponsoring agency!
Copyright © 2022 UGA Integrated Pest Management Program, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp