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2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day August 27, 2014

2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day August 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. Speakers: Mike Adams, President of the American Pecan Board, Caldwell, TX Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, Tifton, GA Dr. Tim Brennemen, UGA Plant Pathologist, Tifton, GA Dr. Jim Dutcher, UGA Entomologist, Tifton, GA Shane Curry, Appling County Extension…
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Row Crop Update

Update From Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist: PEANUT 1. Current conditions (warm weather with developing afternoon thunderstorms) create favorable conditions for leaf spot diseases and white mold. 2.  It appears that chlorothalonil (Bravo, Echo, Chloranil, etc.) will be “short” in our supply chain this year . 3.  Here are our…
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Bracing Pecan Grafts and using surfactants

These are three year old bark grafts on some of our trees. At this stage special care still has to be taken to brace the graft so it doesn’t break off during strong winds. Use wood and ties that don’t cut into the wood to brace it properly. The last…
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Shoot Die-Back

When the temperatures heat up in late May and early June, the calls begin to come in from growers who are noticing the new shoots of their young trees, which had looked so healthy, are beginning to die-back.  According to UGA Pecan Specialist Dr. Lenny wells, this is a problem…
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Southern Corn Rust

Southern corn rust has appeared at least 2 weeks earlier in 2014 (5 June) than it did in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013. Appearing earlier means that this disease will likely be more problematic in 2014 than in recent years. Corn that is approaching (or has passed) the tassel growth…
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Peanut Fungicide Research Trial

We planted our peanut fungicide trial on May 28 at the UGA Research Farm in Toombs County . You can already tell a difference between the three varieties. The objective of this research is to determine the economic feasibility of using a low input fungicide program on white mold resistant peanut…
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