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Georgia Peanuts: Spray Guides to Consider

Georgia Peanuts: Spray Guides to Consider

👤From University of Georgia 🕔May 22, 2015

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,

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Georgia Pecans: ‘Desirable’ Bark Shed Not a Concern

Georgia Pecans: ‘Desirable’ Bark Shed Not a Concern

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔May 22, 2015

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

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Cotton Yields – What Can Southeast Farmers Expect With El Nino? – AgFax Podcast

Cotton Yields – What Can Southeast Farmers Expect With El Nino? – AgFax Podcast

👤By Chip Ward 🕔May 20, 2015

  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

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Georgia Peanuts: Valor Injury Unlikely to Impact Yields

Georgia Peanuts: Valor Injury Unlikely to Impact Yields

👤By Andy Shirley, University of Georgia 🕔May 20, 2015

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

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Georgia Corn: Low Levels of Northern Corn Leaf Blight

Georgia Corn: Low Levels of Northern Corn Leaf Blight

👤By Nick McGhee, University of Georgia 🕔May 19, 2015

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,

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Georgia Sorghum: 9 Steps for Sugarcane Aphid Management

Georgia Sorghum: 9 Steps for Sugarcane Aphid Management

👤By Ronnie Barentine, University of Georgia 🕔May 19, 2015

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

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Georgia: Wheat Harvest Begins, Fields Drying Out – USDA

Georgia: Wheat Harvest Begins, Fields Drying Out – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔May 18, 2015

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

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Georgia Peanuts: Moderate Thrips Pressure Appearing

Georgia Peanuts: Moderate Thrips Pressure Appearing

👤From University of Georgia Peanut Entomology 🕔May 18, 2015

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

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Georgia Peanuts: Thrips Present In Tifton Plots, Control Varies

Georgia Peanuts: Thrips Present In Tifton Plots, Control Varies

👤By Mark Abney, Peanut Entomologist, University of Georgia 🕔May 18, 2015

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

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Georgia Corn: Maintaining Good Soil Moisture

Georgia Corn: Maintaining Good Soil Moisture

👤By Dewey Lee, University of Georgia, 🕔May 15, 2015

  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.

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