Georgia Weather: Prepare for Tropical Storm Alberto

🕔May 24, 2018Long-time residents of Georgia may remember the devastating floods of Tropical Storm Alberto in July 1994. The rain was so intense that Georgia’s one-day rainfall record was set during that […]

Georgia Cotton: Thrips Populations on the Rise

🕔May 24, 2018We got a chance to look at many cotton fields on the west side of the county today. We looked at the oldest field  planted as well as many fields […]

Peanuts: Nutritional, Health Benefits Highlighted by Research

🕔May 24, 2018The Peanut Institute recently brought together peanut industry leaders, research scientists and registered dieticians to highlight the latest research on the nutritional benefits of peanut consumption. Attendees learned how peanuts […]

Georgia Pecans: Managing Scab Pressure, Leaf Roll Mites

🕔May 23, 2018With 10 successive days of rain behind us and no relief in site and a potential tropical storm bearing down on us, pecan growers are under the gun for scab […]

Georgia Weeds: Valor Clean-Up, Morningglories, and Ziddua

🕔May 23, 2018A few things based upon my telephone calls and e-mails this week: 1. Growers must not cut corners when cleaning a sprayer after Valor has been used. Heard someone say […]

Georgia Peanuts: Thrips on the Rise, Check Your Fields

🕔May 23, 2018Thrips numbers on our traps increased significantly last week. Counts were as high as I have seen in Georgia in four years.  Growers need to be checking their fields for […]

Georgia Field Reports: Rains Aid Dry Fields

🕔May 21, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 20, 2018. County Comments Frank Hancock, Henry County Two weeks of hay cutting weather followed by rain has stalled completion of […]

Georgia Pecans: High Numbers of Phylloxera and Casebearer

🕔May 18, 2018Phylloxera damage has become very noticeable this week. If you see galls on the leaves like the image below, that is phylloxera damage. Stem phylloxera (a separate species) shows up […]

Georgia Cotton: 5 Fertilization Tips

🕔May 17, 2018We’re finally getting some much needed rain (5/16/18), and those that had to stop planting cotton will soon begin planting again. About 40% of Georgia’s cotton is planted at the […]

Georgia: 2 Insect Scouting Schools, June 11, 19

🕔May 16, 2018Two insect scouting schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in June, will introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers. […]

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