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USDA adds seven (7) Georgia counties to the Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Area

On February 22, 2016 The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) added Barrow, Cherokee, Douglas, Fannin, Habersham, Murray, and White Counties in Georgia to the list of regulated areas for the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The Federal Quarantine specifically regulates the interstate movement of EAB-host wood and wood…
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Scouting Those Plug Trays Is Essential!

After seeing insect and disease issues very early this season, it would be timely to review scouting plug trays. A good program can reduce your costs, losses and headaches significantly. Co-authors Dr. Jean Woodward and Dr. Paul Thomas explain how to approach this methodology. See the full article HERE.
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Invasive species alert (Georgia) – Brazilian Pepper

Brazilian Pepper has been found in Georgia! This is the first known reporting of this species in the state. The Coastal Georgia CISMA’s SCA intern Gabby Phillips discovered the plant on the entrance to the Jekyll Island Causeway last week. See our EDDMapS record for pictures http://www.eddmaps.org/distribution/point.cfm?id=3215822. Attached is an…
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UGA Extension Plant Pathology Report for October

The Extension Plant Pathology for October is now available and has been posted here: http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/documents/ExtensionPlantPathologyUpdate_October2013.pdf The October issue contains: Disease clinic report for September 2013 Table of samples diagnosed a year ago in November 2012 Anthracnose on pepper alert Vegetable spray guides and efficacy tables are posted online Dollar spot…
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“Exotics versus Natives: the Battle Goes on!” sponsored by the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

The GA-EPPC, Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, invites you to the Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 6th, 2013, from 8:30am to 5:00pm. The conference will be held at Middle Georgia State College,Professional Sciences Center – West Campus, Macon GA. GA-EPPC’s goals are to focus attention on the adverse effects exotic…
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UGA – September Extension Plant Pathology Update

The September Extension Plant Pathology Update is available here: http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/documents/ExtensionPlantPathologyUpdate_September2013.pdf Topics included are: Disease clinic report for July and August 2013 Table of disease samples diagnosed in September and October a year ago (2012) Turfgrass Disease Control: Emphasis on fall activities Bipolaris leaf and crown rot Large Patch Spring Dead…
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April edition of the UGA Extension Plant Pathology Update

The April Update includes: March Plant Disease Clinic Report Table of plant disease samples diagnosed a year ago in April 2012 Eastern red cedar rusts Bulb mites and spot anthracnose samples Watch out for downy mildews on ornamental plants Fungicide spray guide for Spring-planted peppers Wheat foliar disease update Turfgrass…
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Evaluation of fungicides for the prevention of boxwood blight, 2012.

K. L. Ivors, L. W. Lacey, and M. Ganci Dept. Plant Pathology, North Carolina State Univ. 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759 This trial evaluated the efficacy of several commercially available fungicides for preventive activity against boxwood blight caused by Cylindrocladium buxicola. Treatments were arranged in a randomized complete…
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“Bringing Nature Home”, sponsored by the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

Do you care about protecting our native plant habitats from invasive plants? How can you tell which plants are invasive? Do you want to know how you can help? First step is to come to the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Conference on November 8th. The GA-EPPC, Georgia Exotic…
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