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.
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.
The UGA On Farm Cotton Variety trial was planted May 15. Thirteen varieties are in this years plot.
We’re also monitoring the moisture, rainfall/irrigation in the variety trial at multiple locations across the state.
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.
It’s easy to tell where the pre herbicide didn’t get applied.
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.
Burndown herbicide application was applied June 16.
This is a picture of Reflex herbicide carry over injury in grain sorghum.
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.
I saw more turkey nests this year than I ever have. I even found some turkeys just hatching!
This is a Longleaf herbicide trial evaluation. 7 different products and combinations are in this trial.
It’s easy to see the differences in the herbicides. This will be evaluated for a few years.
Spraying some bigger longleaf trees
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.
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!
Be careful when you’re looking at muscadine vines!