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Botrytis gray mold symptoms on ripe
strawberry

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Introducing the
Strawberry Fruit Infection Risk Tool

To predict and forecast strawberry fruit infection risk by Colletotrichum acutatum (anthracnose fruit rot) and Botrytis cinerea (Botrytis fruit rot) in North Carolina, a weather based model has been developed for each pathogen. The Strawberry Fruit Infection Tool will help strawberry growers time fungicide sprays based on the weather. Visit the introduction page to learn more.

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Botrytis gray mold symptoms on ripe
strawberry

Photographer F.J. Louws

Introducing the
Strawberry Fruit Infection Risk Tool

To predict and forecast strawberry fruit infection risk by Colletotrichum acutatum (anthracnose fruit rot) and Botrytis cinerea (Botrytis fruit rot) in North Carolina, a weather based model has been developed for each pathogen. The Strawberry Fruit Infection Tool will help strawberry growers time fungicide sprays based on the weather. Visit the introduction page to learn more.

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Photo by Michasia Harris, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org

Worried about
PPO-Resistant Pigweed in NC?

PPO-resistant pigweed, ragweed will be a major concern in 2016 for NC growers. The Southeast Farm Press recently released an article discussing PPO-resistant pigweed in NC, and management prospects for 2016. North Carolina State University Extension Weed Specialist Wes Everman has continually issued warning bells that resistance to PPO inhibitors is a real concern for North Carolina farmers. It is a message he will continue to deliver in 2016. “I’m pretty confident we have it in Palmer here. And we’re most of the way down the road toward confirming it in ragweed here as well,” says Everman. To read the entire story, click here.

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PPO-resistant pigweed, ragweed will be a major concern in 2016 for NC growers. The Southeast Farm Press recently released an article discussing PPO-resistant pigweed in NC, and management prospects for 2016. North Carolina MORE »

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