Fayette County Extension

IPS ENGRAVER BEETLES – KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PINE TREES

Please see information below from:  Elizabeth Benton, Ph.D. Forest Health Specialist,                           Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources Pines in Georgia are under stress because of drought conditions in 2016.  Engraver beetle outbreaks are now occurring in multiple locations in Georgia.  Over 3,700 small infestation spots have been identified in central Georgia….
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DROUGHT STRESSED GA PINES DYING FROM ENGRAVCER BARK BEETLE ATTACKS

Important information from Warnell School of Forestry By: Elizabeth Benton and Kamal Gandhi, D.B. Warnell School of Forestry, University of Georgia Rainfalls levels were below normal in Georgia during most of 2016, and much of northern Georgia is still experiencing severe to extreme drought conditions. While these areas have received…
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FUSARIUM WILT IN WATERMELON

Article written by:  Abigail Taylor January 26, 2017 Dan Egel, an Extension vegetable pathologist at Purdue University, recently spoke at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference about issues with Fusarium wilt in watermelon transplants. He also discussed his yearly greenhouse trial on watermelon and Fusarium wilt. Since watermelon need…
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BLACKBERRIES-CAUSES and PREVENTION OF ORANGE FELT DISEASE

Good article – Phillip Brannen, UGA Plant Pathologist; written by Abigail Taylor         January 31, 2017 Phillip Brannen, an Extension plant pathologist with the University of Georgia, recently spoke on the significance of orange cane blotch in blackberries and action to take to control this disease. Orange cane blotch, or orange…
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Plant Cool-Season Vegetables Now to Harvest This Spring

A great article by our own Paul, Pugliese, UGA Cooperative Extension Paul Pugliese, UGA Cooperative Extension, Thursday, January 26th, 2017   Late January and early February are great times to plant cool-season vegetables. Many gardeners gave up on planting a fall vegetable garden last year due to the exceptional drought conditions….
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