Join us for the Annual Georgia Strawberry Growers Meeting

The 2017 Georgia Strawberry Growers Association will host it’s annual meeting on the 8th of August in Macon Georgia at the Georgia Farm Bureau Building.  It should be a good meeting with several speakers from North Carolina State, bringing information that will help you grow your 2018 crop. This is…
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One More Look at the Weather

Dr. Barclay Poling, Former Professor and Extension Specialist, NC State University, always has some good information and advice for growers concerning frost/freeze events in strawberries.  See his latest update and check out the local forecast for your area here. https://strawberries.ces.ncsu.edu/2017/03/30-day-ag-weather-outlook-md-va-tn-nc-sc-mon-morning-march-13-2017/ Both freezing temperatures and freeze protection with row covers or irrigation…
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Colder Temperatures on the Way

Temperatures will be getting colder as we move into next week with Thursday being the coldest. Below is a good chart showing critical temperatures for strawberry blooms and green fruit. Pretty much from the fall line north we should be considering how we are going to protect our investment. The…
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Fertilization of Strawberries

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and temperatures have been warmer than I have ever seen.  Most strawberry patches I have been in have at least green berries and many are harvesting.  Although this may seem early for some it is probably a good idea to start fertilizing plasticulture berries…
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Restriction of Pyrethroids Being Considered by EPA

I stole the write up from Lenny Wells, our Pecan Specialist, but it is important for all sectors of commercial agriculture to understand what is being proposed. Many growers may not realize that By March 31, the EPA has been court-ordered to make a final decision on whether to revoke…
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Strawberry Research and Outreach Initiative

If you grow or advise growers on strawberry or nursery production it would benefit you to take this short survey. https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_86ZlHBF5azgrt9r The National Strawberry Sustainability Initiative (NSSI) is a joint effort among universities, USDA-ARS, growers and industry partners across 13 states. The goal of this group is to support and…
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Hello Georgia!

Welcome to UGA Extension Strawberry Blog!  This is our way to get timely information to growers and County Agents throughout Georgia.  Check back often or subscribe to get up to date information on diseases, insects or environmental factors affecting this valuable and delicious crop.  Extension Specialists and County Agents with…
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