Bulloch County Extension

Mole Cricket Control

Late June through early July is a good time to treat for mole crickets in turf. How do you know if a lawn has mole crickets? Unfortunately, it is easier to scout for mole cricket injury earlier in the year. Mole crickets themselves are small and very hard to see…
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Managing Squash Vine Borer

The squash vine borer is a troublesome pest of squash in Georgia. Unfortunately, it is usually noticed only after it has done its damage. Symptoms appear in mid summer when a long runner or an entire plant wilts suddenly. Infested vines usually die beyond the point of attack.  Sawdust like frass near…
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Timing is key to a beautiful lawn

Proper timing of fertilization, weed and pest control, as well as mowing height and lawn maintenance are key to establishing and maintaining a beautiful lawn.  These management guidelines are specific to what type of turf grass that is growing in the lawn.  To help make timely decisions UGA Extension has…
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Mistletoe may help sweethearts, but it hurts host trees

By Paul Pugliese UGA Extension Mistletoe is often used postmortem to lure unsuspecting sweethearts to a Christmastime kiss. For the other 364 days of the year, it is actually considered an infectious parasite that kills trees. If you see green leaves in the top of deciduous trees, it might be…
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Wet weather brings out Mushrooms in landscapes

Mushrooms are the visible structures of the unseen fungi growing in our landscapes. Think of mushrooms as the flowers and fruits of the fungi world. The mushrooms these fungi produce may cause a concern depending on where they are growing. Mushrooms and other fungal growths can be unsightly and are…
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Time to control Mole Crickets

Late June through early July is a good time to treat for mole crickets in turf. Mole crickets are tan-colored, cricket-like insects that feed on plant roots. They are about one inch long, with short, stout forelegs, spade-like feet and large, dark eyes. Young are like adults but without wings and…
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Protect yourself from ticks

Adapted from an article by Merritt Melancon, news editor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ticks are in every part of Georgia. The most common ticks in Georgia are lone star ticks, carriers of uncommon diseases called “ehrlichiosis.” However, the American dog tick is also present in the state,…
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Armadillo Problems

Michael Mengak, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, has recently received several calls about armadillo problems.  Below are his takes on this pest: There are no repellents or poisons registered for armadillo. Armadillo are not protected in Georgia – it is legal to hunt or shoot at any time UNLESS it…
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