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Georgia Cotton: Aphid Fungus Starting to Appear

Georgia Cotton: Aphid Fungus Starting to Appear

👤By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 27, 2017

We observed the aphid fungus, Neozygites fresenii, which causes aphid populations to crash on the Tifton Campus on June 26, 2017.  We have also received some early observations from both north and south of Tifton.  The presence of grey, fuzzy

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Georgia Field Reports: Crops Look Good, Rains Delay Final Plantings

Georgia Field Reports: Crops Look Good, Rains Delay Final Plantings

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 25, 2017. County Comments Greg Bowman, Gordon County Pastures are in great shape. Some have wet spots due to recent rain. Some low-lying cropland was flooded here and there, but we

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Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Launches ‘Peanut Program Works’ Website, Video

Southern Peanut Farmers Federation Launches ‘Peanut Program Works’ Website, Video

👤By Joy Crosby, Georgia Peanut Comission 🕔Jun 26, 2017

The Southern Peanut Farmers Federation today launched a campaign website and video to showcase the benefits of the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program in the 2014 Farm Bill and highlight its importance to farmers, their families and communities. The website, through a

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Sawyer On Crops: Scab In Pecans – Fungicide Options – Audio

Sawyer On Crops: Scab In Pecans – Fungicide Options – Audio

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Agent, Thomas County, Georgia 🕔Jun 26, 2017

Plenty of rain in June heightens the potential for scab in pecan trees. In this episode of his South Georgia Pines podcast, Thomas County, Georgia, Extension Agent Andrew Sawyer reviews growers’ options. Also, check out this related post on Sawyer’s

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Georgia Cotton: Be on Look for Target Spot, Bacterial Blight

Georgia Cotton: Be on Look for Target Spot, Bacterial Blight

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 23, 2017

In addition to root-knot nematodes and target spot disease, Georgia cotton farmers should be prepared to fight bacterial blight, said University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait. Kemerait advises producers, specifically those who farm in fields with a

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Georgia Watermelons: Rainy Month Increases Likelihood for Diseases

Georgia Watermelons: Rainy Month Increases Likelihood for Diseases

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 23, 2017

June’s rainfall increased the potential for diseases to strike south Georgia watermelon fields, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts. Plant diseases, such as phytophthora blight, fruit rot, downy mildew, gummy stem blight and anthracnose, have a tendency to

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Georgia: Pest Manager Training, Savannah, July 21

Georgia: Pest Manager Training, Savannah, July 21

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Do you need recertification credits for GA or SC Commercial Pesticide Applicator categories, Georgia HPC Structural, ISA arborist or Society of American Foresters? Earn up to 5 credits at the Pest Manager Training planned for Friday, July 21 in the

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Georgia Soybeans: Asian Soybean Rust Found on Kudzu in Brooks County

Georgia Soybeans: Asian Soybean Rust Found on Kudzu in Brooks County

👤By Stephanie Hollifield, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Just wanted to give you update on the 2017 monitoring for Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) in Sentinel plots. As of yesterday, Asian Soybean Rust was found on kudzu in Sentinel plots in Brooks County.   Kudzu is an alternative host

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Georgia Cotton: Irrigation Is Crucial At Squaring

Georgia Cotton: Irrigation Is Crucial At Squaring

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Stressing cotton during squaring has more negative effects than we realize. Cotton does not rebound if stressed from no irrigation through squaring.

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Ohio Corn: Southern Rust Present, Weather Conducive for Disease Spread

Ohio Corn: Southern Rust Present, Weather Conducive for Disease Spread

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Southern corn rust has been identified in Georgia (on June 5th) by Rome Ethredge in Seminole County. Weather condition for the past few days and over the next few days are quite favorable for the development and spread of rust diseases

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