Bacon County Ag Update

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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Phylloxera control in Pecans

written by Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist Bud break of pecan has arrived in south Georgia and if you have had problems with phylloxera in the past, it is time to consider making an application for this pest. The southern pecan leaf phylloxera, is a tiny aphid-like insect that feeds…
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Assistive Technology Expo will be held in Tifton Ga.

  We are holding a special event that we would like to invite you to.  Next month we are hosting an Assistive Technology Expo in Tifton Georgia.  You will be able to see tractor lifts, automatic gates, UTV’s and many more items that can make farming easier for individuals with…
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