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Georgia Cotton: Escaped Corn Earworms Showing Up in Bt Fields

Georgia Cotton: Escaped Corn Earworms Showing Up in Bt Fields

👤By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist 🕔Jul 19, 2017

During the past week we have received a few reports of escaped corn earworm (CEW) larvae in Bt cottons which exceed recommended thresholds.  Bt cottons are not immune to CEW and never have been.  All Bt cottons should be scouted

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Georgia Peanuts: Researcher Aims at Improving Management of Burrower Bugs

Georgia Peanuts: Researcher Aims at Improving Management of Burrower Bugs

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Through part of a $12.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney is studying the biology of the burrower bug and developing an effective management program. The USDA Crop Protection

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Georgia Field Reports: Corn Drying Down, Growers Making Up Ground on Pests, Disease

Georgia Field Reports: Corn Drying Down, Growers Making Up Ground on Pests, Disease

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 18, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 16, 2017. County Comments Heather Kolich, Forsyth County Forsyth County received several inches of rain over the week. We are seeing fungal issues and fruit rot on tomatoes and watermelons.  

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Georgia Pecans: Nut Drop, Leaf Samples, and Fungicide Sprays

Georgia Pecans: Nut Drop, Leaf Samples, and Fungicide Sprays

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Jul 14, 2017

We are seeing nut drop right now from various things. The Pawnee drop was much heavier than normal ranging from about 30%-70% as you move southward in the state. This correlates well with chill hours (Byron, GA —574 chill hrs; Valdosta,

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Sawyer On Crops: Georgia Aphids – Spray ‘Em? Let The Cadavers Guide You

Sawyer On Crops: Georgia Aphids – Spray ‘Em? Let The Cadavers Guide You

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Agent, Thomas County, Georgia 🕔Jul 14, 2017

Cotton aphids still linger in some Georgia fields. Should you still be treating them? Andrew Sawyer address that question in this issue of his South Georgia Pine podcast.

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Georgia Peanuts: Timing Is Important for Fertilizer Applications

Georgia Peanuts: Timing Is Important for Fertilizer Applications

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia County Extension Agent 🕔Jul 14, 2017

When it comes to timin, if you are too early or too late you could come up short on providing these key nutrients to peanut.

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Georgia Weather: Wet Summer Seems Likely

Georgia Weather: Wet Summer Seems Likely

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia County Extension Agent 🕔Jul 14, 2017

The outlook for July and beyond shows that there is a continued chance of above normal rainfall for the next month, although that abates somewhat later in summer.

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Georgia Cotton: Spider Mites Showing Up Early

Georgia Cotton: Spider Mites Showing Up Early

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension County Agent 🕔Jul 14, 2017

With this heat, it gets dry quick. I found a few plants with evidence of spider mites yesterday. This of course is not good since it is early.

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Georgia Cotton Alert: Silverleaf Whitefly Are Early And Building

Georgia Cotton Alert: Silverleaf Whitefly Are Early And Building

👤Phillip Roberts, Extension Entomologist, Tifton, Georgia 🕔Jul 12, 2017

Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) infestations are being observed in cotton in parts of Georgia. Historically SLWF is a localized pest, requiring management in a relatively small geographic area. High populations of SLWF were observed during the fall of 2016 and the

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Northern Nut Growers Association’s Conference, Tifton, GA, Aug. 13-16

Northern Nut Growers Association’s Conference, Tifton, GA, Aug. 13-16

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia News Editor 🕔Jul 12, 2017

Sustainable, efficient agricultural practices will be featured at this year’s Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA) annual conference, which will be held at the Tifton Campus Conference Center from Aug. 13-16. During next month’s conference, University of Georgia scientists will share

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