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Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Speeds Along, Whiteflies Still a Problem

Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest Speeds Along, Whiteflies Still a Problem

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 21, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 20, 2017. County Comments Amanda Tedrow, Clarke County Soil and crops dry. Hot this week with very little rainfall. Matthew Murdock, Marion County Harvesting corn and praying for rain! Everything is

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Georgia Grapes: Beginning Growers Flock to Vineyard Workshop by the Bunch

Georgia Grapes: Beginning Growers Flock to Vineyard Workshop by the Bunch

👤By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia 🕔Aug 21, 2017

For many wine lovers, running a vineyard is the ultimate dream job, but not many are able to make that dream a reality.  At a recent Beginning Grape Growers Conference organized by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, more than 70

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Georgia Peanuts: Stay on Top of Insects, Disease While Crops Add Weight

Georgia Peanuts: Stay on Top of Insects, Disease While Crops Add Weight Updated

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension Agent, Thomas County 🕔Aug 21, 2017

We are passing 120 days on our early peanut crop, and will start hull scraping soon. We’ve done a few hull scrapes and found we are still a few weeks away – even with rain and high temperatures. Based on

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Georgia Weather: Next Few Weeks Should See Warm Temps, Hit-or-Miss Showers

Georgia Weather: Next Few Weeks Should See Warm Temps, Hit-or-Miss Showers Updated

👤By Pam Knox, University of Georgia 🕔Aug 21, 2017

The next few weeks are expected to see seasonal temperatures and more frequent but spotty showers, leading to hit-or-miss conditions in fields across the Southeast.

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Sawyer On Crops: Pecans – Decisions About Pests, Irrigation (Audio)

Sawyer On Crops: Pecans – Decisions About Pests, Irrigation (Audio)

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Agent, Thomas County, Georgia 🕔Aug 20, 2017

The next 30 days are a critical point in pecans in terms of irrigation and controlling several potential insect pests, says Andrew Sawyer in this edition of his South Georgia Pine podcast series. Here’s a related article on his blog.

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Georgia Peanuts: 2017 Crop Largest in More Than 20 Years

Georgia Peanuts: 2017 Crop Largest in More Than 20 Years

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Aug 18, 2017

Georgia’s largest peanut crop in more than 20 years could produce great results come harvest season, says Scott Monfort, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist. “You never know what might happen from now until harvest season, but at this

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Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest in Full Swings, Rains Causing Problems for Wine Grapes

Georgia Field Reports: Corn Harvest in Full Swings, Rains Causing Problems for Wine Grapes

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. County Comments Nathan Eason, White County  Daily rains made it difficult to spray vineyards. Approximately half of all silage has been harvested. Yields have been exceptional. When fields dry,

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Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Infestations Across the State – What Can You Do?

Georgia Cotton: Whitefly Infestations Across the State – What Can You Do?

👤By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Extension Entomologist 🕔Aug 14, 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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Georgia Cotton, Soybeans: 4 Disease Management Tips

Georgia Cotton, Soybeans: 4 Disease Management Tips

👤By Blake Crabtree, University of Georgia County Extension Agednt 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Significant rain is in the forecast this week.  Warm/warmer temperatures, high humidity and rain are like gasoline on diseases smoldering in the row crops. 1. Target spot (Corynespora cassicola) on soybean. It is the same pathogen as target spot on cotton

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Georgia Peanuts: Velvetbean Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise; Be Scouting Your Fields

Georgia Peanuts: Velvetbean Caterpillar Numbers on the Rise; Be Scouting Your Fields Updated

👤From University of Georgia Peanut Entomology 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Velvetbean caterpillar (VBC) numbers are on the rise across south Georgia, and this is a good time to remind growers who may not have a professional crop consultant or scout that they need to check their fields for insect pests.

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