Appling County Crop E News

Plant Growth Regulator Requirements for Cotton Varieties

Dr. Jared Whitaker, UGA Cotton/Soybean Specialist has conducted a number of plant growth regulator (PGR) trials in cotton in Georgia. Below is updated information from 2014 and an article written by Dr. Whitaker from early this year. PGR applications are often necessary in cotton to reduce vegetative growth and maintain a manageable crop…
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Pecan Irrigation Schedule

New pecan irrigation schedule from Dr. Lenny Wells: Intense heat has arrived in South Georgia this week with daily high temperatures in the upper 90’s . This occurs as nuts are sizing and the water demand for pecan trees begins to increase. Up to June pecan trees benefit from irrigation…
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Southern Corn Rust Found in Georgia. Now What?

Chris Tyson, Tattnall County Extension Agent posted the below info on his blog:   Southern Corn Rust Found in Georgia. Now What?   Southern Rust of Corn was found in Southwest Georgia last week. I wanted to share some common questions I get about it from growers in Tattnall County….
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Out On The Farm

Below are a few things that have been going on and research trials that I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. The GA/FL Tobacco Tour made a stop in Appling County to look at our variety trial and TSWV trial. Thanks to Reid, Jared and Danny Turner for hosting…
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Peanut Update

The below info is provided by Dr. Scott Montford, Dr. Wesley Porter, Dr. Bob Kemerait, Dr. Glen Harris, Dr. Nathan Smith, and Dr. Scott Tubbs. Peanut Update (Scott Montfort) Based on the National Ag Statistics Service, we are roughly 90% planted. Scattered showers have help provide some much needed moisture…
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Corn Rust Found in Georgia!

Andy Shirley, County Extension Agent in Mitchell County, found southern corn rust in a field in Mitchell County.  There was not much there but it WAS there! Dr. Bob Kemerait says, “This is the earliest find of southern corn rust in my 15 years in Georgia. Corn growers in south Georgia should be…
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