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September 2022                                                                           Volume 8  |  Issue 9

The latest IPM resources from the University of Georgia
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Deer Flies, Yellow Flies & Horse Flies
Insecta: Diptera: Tabanidae

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The UGA Pecan Team Welcomes Dr. Apurba Barman!

 Growers & agents will have an opportunity to meet Dr. Barman at the Georgia Pecan Growers Association Annual Field Day in Tifton on Thursday, Sep. 8th.

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Sustainable Mgmt of Thrips in Small Fruit - Grower Listening Session: Blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, and strawberry growers throughout the southeast region and nationally are invited to attend an upcoming stakeholder listening session where they will be asked to share their experiences, concerns and needs with researchers regarding thrips... Read More
Pecans Needing Sunshine: With the exception of some scab pressure throughout July, we’ve had pretty good growing conditions all season to this point and the appearance of the crop shows it. Growers have done a fine job of protecting the nuts from scab throughout the rainy periods. Industry forecasts currently have Georgia estimated at about 130 million lbs. But... Read More
Variety Selection in Snap Bean Against Whitefly Transmitted Viruses: Based on the multi-year field screens that were conducted in 2019-2021 in Tifton there are handful for commercially acceptable snap bean varieties with at least moderate-level of resistance to cucurbit leaf crumple disease. There were no varieties with high-level of resistance... Read More
Evaluating Endophyte Infection of Fescue Pastures in GA: Tall Fescue (Lolium arundinaceum), a cool season perennial grass, is an important forage base for beef cattle in north Georgia. Though majority of the total yearly production of fescue occurs in spring, this grass is also productive during early summer, fall, and late winter as well as in mid-summer if... Read More
Spray Drone Regulations & Operational Considerations: 
Until now, drones have been primarily used for crop monitoring – especially scouting – in agriculture. However, with recent advancements in aerial application technology and the weather challenges limiting timely pesticide applications with ground equipment, the use of drones for spraying... Read More
End of Season Pierce's Disease Observations: We continue to see quite a bit of Pierce’s disease (PD) in our vineyards this year, to include our northern Georgia sites. I am convinced that bacterial titer drives this disease, and bacterial levels in the plant are determined by the vectors (type and number of sharpshooters involved), winter temperatures... Read More
September Weather Outlook: Most of the Southeast experienced conditions in August that were wetter and warmer than usual, although as usual there were variations across the region. Some areas are still feeling the impacts of too much rain, while others have experienced dry conditions that have reduced yields in their crops. The humid conditions and lack of sunshine... 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
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.
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The Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes 4th National Conference will take place October 10-12, 2022 at the Georgia Center in Athens, GA. The conference will bring together researchers, educators and practitioners in discussion and continued education sessions... Learn More
Ongoing Series
Sep 20 - Oct 11: Master Cattlemen Program

Upcoming Events
Sep 8: GA Pecan Growers Association Annual Fall Field Day

Sep 8: Pomegranate Symposium

Sep 12-15: National Egg Products School

Sep 19: State of Extension Address

Sep 22: Category 24 Pesticide Review & Prep Course

Sep 22: Fall Field Day: Drone Usage in Blueberry

Sep 23: Southern IPM Hour: Carpenter Bee IPM

Sep 27: Southern IPM Center: Get Your Grant Proposals Ready

Oct 3: Georgia Ginseng

Oct 5: Southern IPM Hour: Managing Corn Earworm in Cotton

This training guide of best practices for growing, harvesting, and handling produce in the field and packing house has helpful graphics and Spanish translations to help minimize contamination of food and people.  Bulletin 1515

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