Appling County Crop E News

Out On The Farm

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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 the tour.

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The below picture is a TSWV infected tobacco plant. There are 3 different trials in Appling county evaluating treated and untreated plants with Actiguard and Imidaclprid for TSWV.

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The UGA On Farm Cotton Variety trial was planted May 15. Thirteen varieties are in this years plot.

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We’re also monitoring the moisture, rainfall/irrigation in the variety trial at multiple locations across the state.

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Using the Valent tank cleaner after using Valor is extremely important. There were some fields with injury around the county on cotton this year and some had to be replanted.

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It’s easy to tell where the pre herbicide didn’t get applied.

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May 20 we planted GA 06G and GA 12Y peanut varieties. These will be sprayed with a high and low input fungicide program and will be evaluated on yield and disease. The trial is located at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons.

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Burndown herbicide application was applied June 16.

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This is a picture of Reflex herbicide carry over injury in grain sorghum.

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The Telone cotton plot has 5 varieties treated and untreated. Some are new varieties that we haven’t had in the plot in the past. Telone was applied on May 11 and planted May 25.

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I saw more turkey nests this year than I ever have. I even found some turkeys just hatching!

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This is a Longleaf herbicide trial evaluation. 7 different products and combinations are in this trial.

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It’s easy to see the differences in the herbicides. This will be evaluated for a few years.

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Spraying some bigger longleaf trees

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I decided to look at a simulated imidacloprid injection on pecan trees for aphid control. This is nothing new, but a lot of growers in the area have said they haven’t tried imidacloprid injected in the irrigation. We’ll look at this at the field day in August and see the results.

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Just for laughs:

Look at the below text message. It’s nice to be liked, but there’s no reason for a farmer to send me a “kissing face emoji” late at night!

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Be careful when you’re looking at muscadine vines!

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