Tag Archive: Stem

New Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management Guide from UGA

Dennis Hancock, UGA State Forage Extension Specialist Have you noticed bronzing on your bermudagrass? It may appear as drought or frost-damaged fields, but it could also be the bermudagrass stem maggot. Since the first appearance in Georgia in 2010, producers have been wondering how to combat this pest. If this includes you, check out UGA’s most up-to-date recommendations …

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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Population Building in the Panhandle

Bermudagrass Stem Maggots have been identified in Gadsden County Bermudagrass. Photo Credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Bermudagrass hay farmers need to scout their fields for Bermudagrass Stem Maggots.  I just discovered a big infestation here at the North Florida Research Center (NFREC) which is first one in two years in North Florida that we are aware of.  …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/08/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-population-building-in-the-panhandle/

Incidence of White Mold (Stem Rot) of Peanuts is Increasing – Protect Your Crop Now.

Figure 1. Sclerotia produced by the white mold (stem rot) pathogen. Red arrows point to the sclerotia on the peanut tissue which vary in color from white to tan/brown. By Dr. Nicholas S. Dufault, Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL The incidence of white mold (a.k.a. stem rot) of peanut …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/incidence-of-white-mold-stem-rot-of-peanuts-is-increasing-protect-your-crop-now/

Gummy Stem Blight Spreading in Panhandle Watermelons

Gummy stem blight is a highly destructive, foliar fungal disease of watermelon that can cause yield losses of more than 50%. This disease is currently confirmed in multiple locations in Northwest and Northeast of Florida. Recent weather conditions of high humidity and high temperature have been ideal for gummy stem blight throughout the northern part …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/24/gummy-stem-blight-spreading-in-panhandle-watermelons/

Stem Maggots Comming to Panhandle Bermudagrass Fields

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot found this week in Washington County Coastal Bermudagrass hay field. Photo Credit: Liza Garcia-Jimenez Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Likely to Increase in North Florida Liza Garcia-Jimenez, UF/IFAS NFREC IPM Program The first high populations of Bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM), Atherigona reversura, are now occurring in Central Florida and likely will be seen in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/07/11/stem-maggots-comming-to-panhandle-bermudagrass-fields/

UF/IFAS Seeks Input from Hay Producers on Stem Maggot Damage

Stem maggots are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hayfields in the Southeast. Atherigona reversura is the scientific name of the bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive fly from south Asia which damages bermudagrass pasture and hay fields.  This pest was first discovered in 2009 in California and in 2010 in Georgia, and since these …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/05/22/ufifas-seeks-input-from-hay-producers-on-stem-maggot-damage/

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot ID and Management

Stem maggots are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hay-fields in the Southeast. Major infestations can cause significant yield and quality loss to Bermudagrass hayfields.  Credit: Alabama Extension Publication Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot ANR 1462 Bermudagrass stem maggots (Atherigona reversura) are a relatively new pest of Bermudagrass hayfields in the Southeast, only being discovered …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/13/bermudagrass-stem-maggot-id-and-management/

Webinar: Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

Stem maggot damage on Bermudagrass Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Webinar February 6 at 10 A.M. CST Bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive pest, has been found across much of the Southeast.  First identified in Georgia in 2010, bermudagrass stem maggot is a pest that forage and hay producers need to learn how …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/01/04/webinar-biology-and-management-of-bermudagrass-stem-maggot/

Identification and Management of Gummy Stem Blight in Cucurbits

BY ROB TRAWICK, JACKSON COUNTY HORTICULTURE AGENT With the unusually warm winter we experienced this year coupled with what was a warm and wet spring for most of us, there have been a lot of diseases showing up in numbers larger than what we are normally accustomed to here in Northwest Florida. One in particular …

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Permanent link to this article: http://jackson.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2012/06/01/identification-and-management-of-gummy-stem-blight-in-cucurbits/