Freeze Effect: Georgia Southern Highbush Blueberries Impacted

Jim Rogers Berries, Georgia, Weather

By Clint Thompson Most of Georgia’s blueberry crop survived sub-freezing temperatures two weeks ago. Only the early Southern Highbush varieties received damage, says Renee Holland, University of Georgia area Extension agent for commercial blueberries. “There’s different species that we grow in Georgia, the Southern Highbush blueberry and the Rabbiteye blueberry. The Rabbiteyes look fine. The flower buds are still tight. …

Fungicides Key During Grape Pruning

Jim Rogers Georgia, Grapes

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Fruit Disease Specialist Phil Brannen reminds grape producers that fungicides need to be applied as they prune their crop ahead of next season. “While they’re pruning and during the time they’re pruning, we do have some concerns about pruning wound injuries and pathogens that come in on pruning wounds. We do recommend …

Better Now Than Later: Vidalia Onions Should Recover After Wind Damage

Jim Rogers Georgia, Onion

By Clint Thompson High wind speeds a week ago bruised some of Georgia’s Vidalia onion plants. Fortunately, it happened now as opposed to two months later closer to harvest. That’s the feeling shared by Chris Tyson, University of Georgia Extension Area Onion Agent at the Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center in Lyons, Georgia. “That bruising where the onions got …

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UGA Extension Pecan Production Meeting Sites Announced

Jim Rogers Georgia, Pecan

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has announced upcoming pecan production meeting sites for January through March. All meetings are slated to be lunch meetings unless noted otherwise. Here is a list of the scheduled meetings: Jan. 27, Cook County; Feb. 1, Laurens County; Feb. 3, Grady County; Feb. 8, Appling County; Feb. 15, Peach County; Feb. 16, Pierce County/Ware County; …

Georgia Pecan Estimate: Diminished Crop Compared to 2020

Jim Rogers Georgia, Pecan, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson Georgia’s final pecan total this season is estimated to be less than half of its total in 2020. While that’s not a surprise to growers and industry leaders, it’s still a tough pill to swallow following last year’s 142 million pounds of production. “I don’t think it’s going to be much over 50 million pounds, if that,” …