Time for Peach Producers to Treat for Scale Insects

Jim Rogers Peaches, Pests

Warmer temperatures make for a bearable winter in Georgia. But scale insects enjoy them, too. That is a problem for the state’s peach producers. Now is a good time for growers to make appropriate chemical applications, according to the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension peach blog. Brett Blaauw, assistant professor at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, advises …

Alabama Extension Offering Peach Insect, Disease Management Chart

Jim Rogers Disease, Peaches, Pests

Alabama Extension is offering a Peach Insect and Disease Management Chart for peach producers. The tool is a resource growers can carry with them and help manage insects during certain tree cycles. It includes the most common insect pests, including scale, European red mite, lesser peachtree borer and thrips. It also includes what management options growers have for prevention of …