Bacon County Ag Update

Georgia Citrus Scouting

Most of our groves are to young to be commercially productive, so sprays may be less intensive, but some may be necessary. Jake Price doesn’t mention the Asian Citrus Psyllid as a pest to scout for. Dr. Phil Brannen says the insect can be found in Coastal Georgia Counties now. Based on…
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I have had several discussions today regarding what actions are merited in light of last night’s freeze event.  The damage that we sustained last night coupled with the previous warm temperatures put blueberry plants in a high risk situation for fungal infections.   Conditions will be prefect for the next several days for Botrytis sporulation and rain…
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Bacon County Pesticide Training

This is an updated announcement with the correct flyer. There will be a pesticide training in Bacon county February 21, 2017. The meeting’s primary focus will be on changes to the Worker Protection Requirements for agriculture workers. These new EPA requirements will affect everyone that uses workers beyond family members…
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More on Mummy Berry

I wanted to provide everyone with a bit more information regarding Mummy Berry infections.  Typically, mummy berry risk in our area is closely related to the timing of leaf and flower emergence in rabbiteye blueberries in South Georgia. Dr. Scherm’s mummy berry prediction model is running a month ahead compared to the last five years. Many of…
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Mummy Berry Model

Dr. Harald Scherm has run the mummy germination model up to Jan. 17. Assuming good soil moisture it seems that the risk of infection of leaf and flower buds are high at susceptible stages. Potential mummy germination 1-18-2017
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Fungicides for Rust Treatment in Blueberry

This year we evaluated some of our most commonly used fungicides for efficacy on rust. Our DMI’s work well and are still a good choice for rust control. This is the first year we have test Proline in Georgia. It provide the highest level of control in this study.  …
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