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Diamondback Moth – October Bioassay Results

We were able to conduct a bioassay on a population of diamondback moth last week. Keep in mind we work in fields with severe problems and high populations. Also, responses to insecticides can vary greatly from location to location – mostly based on to which insecticides the population has been…
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USE OF LORSBAN THIS FALL

I have received questions concerning the current use of chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and generics) on registered food crops. You will undoubtedly hear a great deal about this at the end of the month as the rule which cancels all tolerances on food crops will go into effect on October 29; however,…
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Broad Mite Efficacy Test

Just a quick update on the broad mite efficacy test. Ty Torrance completed the second check on this tests today, 6 days after the applications. Thanks for Ty’s persistence for getting this test in and completed. This was actually our second attempt at a broad mite test this season. All…
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Broad Mites

Broad mites are back (and have been for a while) and they have become common in the fall. Some fields have been treated twice and still have mites. Some have been cleaned up successfully. First – a couple of reminders: Do not put a sticker with Agri-Mek (also no chlorthalonil…
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Chlorpyrifos (Lorsban) Revocation of Tolerances

We have received many questions about Lorsban in the last week. EPA has provided a prepublication version of the final rule which will revoke all food tolerances. Some changes are possible, but not likely. Upon publication, all food tolerances for chlorpyrifos will be cancelled 6 months later (again, some changes…
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Protecting Honey Bees While Controlling Spider Mites

I received a question this week about spraying for spider mites and protecting honey bees. First and foremost, spider mite problems are frequently a result of repeated application of broad-spectrum insecticides. Don’t apply these products without a specific need. That said, spider mites have become a more consistent problem in…
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Potential Options for Managing Frost-damage in Vegetable Crops (Coolong and Dutta) Because of the potential for an upcoming frost this week on newly planted vegetable transplants we are sure you are getting questions from concerned growers.  I have attached a link to a publication on frost and freeze protection https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%201479_1.PDF  that,…
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