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Japanese beetle – direct or indirect pest?

Douglas G. Pfeiffer, Dept. Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 24060, We are now into the Japanese beetle (JB) season – This is an annual threat for us, though the severity varies quite a bit from year to year.  Some invasive pests have been with us that we no longer…
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New information on fungicide options for diseases of muscadine grapes

Bill Cline, Entomology and Plant Pathology Department, NCSU Horticultural Crops Research Station, Castle Hayne, NC; and Phil Brannen, Plant Pathology Department and Shane Breeden, CAES, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Muscadine grapes are widely grown in the southeastern U.S. for wine and for commercial fresh market and pick-your-own sales. Production…
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2021 Muscadine Virtual Conference

North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association

A Muscadine Learning and Networking Opportunity! March 1-3, 2021 The North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association invites all muscadine growers and wineries to participate in its 2021 virtual conference March 1-3. A “Fundamentals of Muscadine Production” webinar is March 1. March 2 features sessions on production and wine making and March…
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Provide Feedback to The Southern Fruitcast Podcast

Southern Fruitcast

Dr. Aaron Cato, IPM Specialist, University of Arkansas The Southern Fruitcast is hosted by Aaron Cato and Amanda McWhirt, extension IPM and production specialists for fruits and vegetables at the University of Arkansas. This podcast aims to cover the people, technology and latest developments in small fruit production in the…
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UGA releases new muscadine cultivar ‘RubyCrisp’.

Patrick Conner, University of Georgia – Tifton Campus  ‘RubyCrisp’ is a new muscadine cultivar released from the University of Georgia muscadine breeding program. ‘RubyCrisp’ was selected from a cross of ‘Supreme’x‘Tara’ and was tested as Ga 8-1-338 in replicated trials in Tifton, GA. Single vine replicates were planted in randomized order…
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Digital Diagnosis for Disease and Insect Problems

Rebecca A. Melanson, Extension Plant Pathologist, Mississippi State University, and Aaron Cato, IPM Specialist, University of Arkansas Diagnosis is the first step in pest management. It is first necessary to know the cause of a problem before appropriate management methods can be implemented. Management methods that do not accurately address…
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Botrytis Sampling for Fungicide Resistance Development

Dr. Phil Brannen, Extension Fruit Disease Specialist, Plant Pathology, University of Georgia Many of the fungicides utilized for Botrytis management are no longer efficacious due to resistance development in this fungus. Now is a great time to collect Botrytis samples for fungicide-resistance testing. While the funds last, Botrytis resistance testing…
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