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Georgia Field Reports: Dry Conditions Hindering Field Work

Georgia Field Reports: Dry Conditions Hindering Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. County Comments Gary R. Peiffer, DeKalb County Pastures were slow to recover from the cool spell in March, but are starting to fill out nicely now. Jeff Cook, Peach

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Georgia Pecans: Fungicide Applications Begin

Georgia Pecans: Fungicide Applications Begin

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 24, 2017

UGA Extension Horticulturalist Dr. Lenny Wells says trees in the first few years need to be sprayed but not on a detailed spray program. Once the trees approach production age, we need to add a few more sprays throughout the

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Georgia Peanuts: Disease Nematode Management Considerations for 2017 Planting

Georgia Peanuts: Disease Nematode Management Considerations for 2017 Planting

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Peanut growers can use a number of different products at planting time for the management of diseases and nematodes. Decisions as too what product to use over another, or to use a product at all, can be very confusing.

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Georgia Weather: Current Outlook Favors a Warm, Dry Season

Georgia Weather: Current Outlook Favors a Warm, Dry Season

👤By Pam Knox, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 24, 2017

The short-term and long-term outlooks show that temperatures in Georgia are likely to continue to be above normal. A few passing fronts may drop some showers but no big rain events are currently expected in the short-term.

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Georgia Pecans: Budmoth Damaging Young Trees

Georgia Pecans: Budmoth Damaging Young Trees

👤By Will Hudson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 24, 2017

We’ve dodged ambrosia beetles for the most part, but lots of growers with young trees are seeing budmoth damage now. This pest is common in orchards but doesn’t do enough damage in larger trees to be noticeable.  Small trees, especially

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Georgia Peanuts: Growers Advised to Closely Monitor Thrips Activity

Georgia Peanuts: Growers Advised to Closely Monitor Thrips Activity

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 21, 2017

With thrips activity at a high level, peanut farmers are advised to closely monitor their peanut seedlings as planting season gets underway, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut entomologist Mark Abney. “No matter what thrips management tactic is

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Georgia Peanuts: Trips Numbers Decline at Trapping Locations

Georgia Peanuts: Trips Numbers Decline at Trapping Locations

👤From University of Georgia Peanut Entomology 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Tobacco thrips numbers declined at five of our six trapping locations last week. This does not mean that thrips flights are over or that peanuts are safe from injury. Thrips dispersal is still occurring, and seedling peanuts emerging over the

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Georgia Peanuts: New UG Physiologist Will Emphasize Plant Stress Studies

Georgia Peanuts: New UG Physiologist Will Emphasize Plant Stress Studies

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Physiologist Cristiane Pilon is the newest member of the University of Georgia Peanut Team. Her expertise in the physiological processes of the peanut plant and management of the plant’s stress levels will equip Georgia farmers with tools to produce an

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Georgia Field Reports: Good Planting Conditions, Rains Needed

Georgia Field Reports: Good Planting Conditions, Rains Needed

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. County Comments Paul Pugliese, Bartow County Corn and soybean producers were starting to plant with soil temperatures in the mid 60s and rising. Dry weather during the past week

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Georgia Peanuts: 5 Thrips Management Options

Georgia Peanuts: 5 Thrips Management Options

👤From University of Georgia 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Peanut planting is about to get real serious in Georgia, and we are once again monitoring tobacco thrips flight activity for the spring planting season. Producers who have already planted or who are planting this week should be watching peanut

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