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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Tobacco thrips Monitoring: March 30-April 13

Tobacco thrips numbers declined at five of our six trapping locations last week. This does not mean that thrips flights are over or that peanuts are safe from injury. Thrips dispersal is still occurring, and seedling peanuts emerging over the next couple of weeks will be exposed to adult thrips…
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Blueberry Rust and Thrips

Rust I am seeing rust sporulation on last year’s leaves on Southern Highbush Blueberries. This indicates it will be a long season of rust control if we consider that we need to protect leaves until next fall. Given that we already have green fruit this year, your options for good rust control pre-harvest…
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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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Thrips Monitoring in Peanut

Below is an update from Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist. It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been walking through peanut and cotton fields over the last seven days, but tobacco thrips are still on the move. While there is no definitive answer to the question…
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Youth Summer Job Opening

Several paid interns are needed this summer by the entomology department to work on Spotted Wing Drosophila projects in the Bacon County Area. See the ad below.   Summer Job Opportunities (May 2016-August 2016)   The University of Georgia’s Fruit Entomology Lab is currently recruiting for research assistant positions for the summer 2016….
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