There are a few fields in Mitchell County with peanut fields that have reached the 30 day mark. At this time farmers should start considering their first fungicide spray. This application is dependent on a few factors; variety, planting date, plant population,
I get calls every year about ‘Desirable’ pecan trees on which the bark is peeling off or sloughing off in large chunks. While it occurs on other cultivars, this is a common occurrence and yet another quirk of ‘Desirable’. When
With an El Nino year shaping up, what effect will that have on cotton yields in the Southeast? The answer depends on where the cotton is grown. As Pam Knox, University of Georgia climatologist, says that models show a
Yesterday I visited a field with some Valor damage on peanut. Many of the seedlings were hit hard and looked bad. Fortunately these peanuts will be fine! The stand is still good, they are quality seed, and are already growing
Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) is being found in area corn fields at low levels now. Here is a picture of a couple of leaves brought to me by local crop consultant David Wagner, showing NCLB lesions. NCLB causes these dark tan,
1. Plant early – Although the aphid was not in Georgia at planting time last year, experience in the Delta region found that aphids did not usually infest sorghum until later in the season and early planting may avoid very
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 17, 2015. County Extension Comments Nathan Eason, White County, District 20 “No rain in 10 days or more for White County. Lack of soil moisture is making it extremely difficult to
We have a couple peanut thrips trials that were planted on 24 April on the UGA Bowen Farm in Tifton that are currently experiencing moderate thrips pressure. These trials have treatments that include phorate (Thimet) in-furrow, imidacloprid (Admire Pro or
We have a couple of peanut thrips trials that were planted on April 24 on the UGA Bowen Farm in Tifton that are currently experiencing moderate thrips pressure. These trials have treatments that include phorate (Thimet) in-furrow, imidacloprid (Admire Pro
Little to no rainfall has fallen in the last week and weather conditions have been bright and sunny. A good, well fertilized, healthy corn plant that is V7 to V8 is using about .2 inches of water per day.
Saturated soils trigger zinc deficiency symptoms. Some odd speckling also may be related to rainfall. Don’t panic. It’s not shot hole.