Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 26, 2016. County Comments Keith Mickler, Floyd County Dry, non-irrigated corn crop is quickly headed toward a disaster if rainfall is not received soon. Cotton and soybeans are not far behind.
Grain sorghum is now booting and we applied initial insecticide sugarcane aphids last week. This week we are seeing another aphid – corn-leaf aphid.
Cotton aphids are active in Thomas County fields, which is earlier than usual.
I know that some producers have had to replant peanuts in June, this article is going to focus on April and May planted peanuts. According to Wes Porter, UGA Irrigation Specialist, peanuts (throughout the month of June) are requiring 1
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 19, 2016. County Comments Clark MacAllister, Dawson and Lumpkin Counties More rainfall will be needed for adequate corn and soybean growth. Fescue pastures suffered from drought stress. However, hot and dry
Our cotton is now progressing 7 – 8 leaves on into squaring. As be begin reproductive growth, we think about irrigation and new insect issues.
Within a month after planting, the peanut crop enters the window where a traditional disease management program begins.
Pesticide application through center pivot irrigation systems, called “chemigation,” could allow Georgia cotton growers to treat multiple fields while lowering application costs and minimizing exposure to chemicals. University of Georgia entomologist Michael Toews is studying the efficacy of this method.
It’s June and temperatures have taken a big jump in south Georgia. Each year when this happens we see leaf drop on ‘Desirable’ trees, as well as a few other varieties. If you observe a little leaf drop at this
If you were able to take advantage of the early warm weather and get peanuts planted in the April throuh early May time frame, you are moving into peak water requirements in about a month.
It’s a dilemma many farmers worry about: How do you protect the viability of your farm operation when one of your partners dies? Diversified grain and vegetable farmer Rick Fruth