Many of the Panhandle’s March planted corn fields are now well into tassel stage (VT), while others are rapidly approaching that developmental milestone. From tassel to milk stage (R3) is […]
Cotton: Hit the Furrow with a Nematode Strategy Apr 16, 2022
Once the seed hits the furrow and it’s covered with soil, the battle has begun. It starts with nematodes. Once the furrow is closed, it’s largely a matter of how […]
Fields have dried out somewhat allowing for the resumption of field activities previously halted by saturated conditions. This is fortunate since both insect and fungal pests appear to be on […]
As most cotton growers in the Southeast approach mid-season, now is the time to be scouting for foliar diseases that can cause yield loss. Cotton is affected by several foliar […]
Florida Peanuts: 4 Early-Season Lessons from 2020 Apr 12, 2021
1. Check the germ rate of your seed I was shocked last year to see so many skippy stands, because we didn’t check the germ rate. Many peanut fields had […]
As many of you know, Georgia cotton growers are faced with big challenges every year, including boll rot, Bacterial blight, Cotton leafroll dwarf virus, Fusarium wilt, nematodes, Target spot, Areolate […]
Georgia: Disease Pressure Increasing in Most Crops Jul 22, 2020
Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, provides a brief update on the current disease situations in soybeans, corn, peanuts, and cotton.
The Debate. I recently followed a thread on social media where the need for applying fungicides to cotton for control of target spot was debated. As you might imagine, opinions […]
Weather conditions (very warm and with some rain) are quite favorable for all fungal and bacterial diseases of our corn, cotton, soybean, and peanut crops.
Every peanut farmer in Georgia will benefit from some disease management program and, for most growers, fungicides are at the heart of such a program. Growers are aware that a […]