Brooks County Ag Connection

ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Georgia

Courtesy of Dr Bhabesh Dutta UGA Extension Vegetable Pathologist: Downy mildew of squash has been detected from Thomas County in Georgia (May 3, 2016). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) potential disease outbreak in cucurbit can occur. I would suggest our cucurbit growers…
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2016 Vegetable Fungicide Spray Programs

            I have attached the updated University of Georgia Vegetable Fungicide Spray Programs for 2016.  Please refer to the link below for fungicide spray schedules for the following crops; Pepper, Tomato, Succulent Legume (Snap, Lima, Pole beans), Cucumber, Squash, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, and Broccoli/Cabbage. 2016 Vegetable…
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2016 Vegetable Production Meeting

  The 2016 Brooks County Extension Vegetable Production Meeting will be held today at noon.  Dr. Tim Coolong will review recently updated food safety regulations and various vegetable varieties for 2016 plantings.  Also, I will have available 2016 Vegetable Crop Handbooks, fungicide spray programs, and fungicide efficacy charts.  Please make…
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Proposal by EPA to revoke US food tolerances for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban)

Via Alton Sparks, Extension Entomologist; “Many have asked about EPA’s proposal to revoke US food tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos.  This proposal is an outcome of a recent U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision ordering EPA to respond to allegations about chlorpyrifos in a 2007 activist petition.  EPA said…
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Vegetable Production Meeting

Brooks County Extension will be hosting a Commercial Vegetable Production meeting on Wednesday, February 25 at noon. Stormy Sparks, Tim Coolong and Hunt Sanders will be presenting on insect and disease control, varieties and vegetable production for 2015. Commercial and Private applicator credits will be available. Please contact the Brooks…
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Vegetable Alert – Possible Resistance Issues in Cucurbit Downy Mildew

I would like to share with you, a vegetable alert I received this week from Hunt Sanders, Disease Management Specialist in UGA Department of Plant Pathology.  Most of you are aware that, Dr. David Langston former UGA Vegetable Plant Pathologist accepted a position with Virginia Tech.  So, in Dr. Langston’s absence, Hunt Sanders…
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Vegetable Alerts

I want to share several vegetable alerts that was brought to my attention by Dr. David Langston. 1.  Serious epidemic of Downy Mildew located and confirmed in Cook County.  We need to be aware of this discovery because Downy Mildew can spread rapidly and produce devastating effects.  You can identify…
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