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Cucurbit leaf crumple virus detected on snap beans at UGA, Tifton

We have  recently confirmed Cucurbit leaf crumple virus (CuLCrV) on snap bean at UGA, Tifton, GA. The symptoms  include crumpling, curling, yellowing and chlorosis of leaves. Infected plants appear stunted with distorted growth. Disease symptoms can be severe and may result in yield losses.  The virus spreads by whiteflies in a persistent manner. Current projections…
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New reports of Downy mildew in Georgia: Decatur Co. and Crisp Co.

Downy mildew on watermelon was confirmed on May 24 and May 27 from Decatur and Crisp Co.  I would suggest our cucurbit growers to look for the downy mildew symptoms in their fields. Also, please advice your growers to include “Downy fungicides” in their weekly spray. Specifically on watermelon, please use following fungicides on…
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Onion Downy Mildew Update

Here are some important points to consider while managing downy mildew of onion: Question:   “I found some downy in my onions today.  It has been sunny, clear, and low humidity all week long.  I thought downy liked humid, wet, cloudy weather.  Why am I seeing it?” Response:  Yes, you are…
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Onion Downy Mildew Confirmed in Toombs County

We have confirmed Downy Mildew of Vidalia Onion today in the growing region today.  I am urging growers to please take precautions and protect their crop from this disease! Here are your control options, based on the most recent (2018) UGA research data.  I want to provide some options and how…
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New Information on Catamaran

Catamaran® is a combination fungicide which contains chlorothalonil and potassium phosphite. This product is effective in the control of specified crop diseases and also provides protection through activation of the plants’ natural resistance mechanism. Catamaran® is intended for use as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system. When used…
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Hurricane Michael Update (Tim Coolong, Andre Da Silva, Bhabesh Dutta, and Greg Fonsah)

Damage to the fall vegetable industry caused by Hurricane Michael has thus far been significant for growers in Southwest Georgia.  Damage closely followed the path of the storm, with a line stretching from Seminole and Decatur counties up through Mitchell and Grady, Colquitt, Tift and even reaching fields in the Crisp county region.  Vegetable production regions near Lowndes and Echols Counties may have some loss but are expected to have escaped the worst of the damage.
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