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June 2021 Cotton Newsletter

Articles in this month’s issue include: 1. June Mid-Season Cotton Irrigation Update (David Hall and Wes Porter) 2. June Nematode and Disease Update (Bob Kemerait) 3. Spray Considerations (Simer Virk, Eric Prostko, and Wes Porter) 4. June expected to be wetter than normal; tropics quiet so far (Pam Knox) 5….
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June Peanut Newsletter

Entomology By Mark Abney, The dry conditions in May could set peanut fields up for pest problems in June and beyond if rainfall continues to be scarce. Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is the most common and severe dry weather pest of peanut. Scouting and timely decision making are the keys…
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Snails on Pecan Trees

I started getting more calls and questions regarding snails on pecan trees. We had this issue last year as well. Rather than “reinventing the wheel”, below is an article written in 2020 by Angel Acebes-Doria (UGA) in consultation with Dr. Lenny Wells (UGA), Dr. Will Hudson (UGA), Dr. Ted Cottrell (USDA), and Dr. Capinera (UF) that gives some good information…
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Warmer Temperatures and Peanut Diseases

UGA Specialists Dr. Kemerait and Dr. Brenneman remind peanut producers to be aware of high risk disease conditions, and treatment options. Over the next week, temperatures in southern Georgia as expected to be near 100 degrees for several days. Such very warm conditions can bring a greater urgency to early-season…
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Peanut In Furrow Fertilizers

Using in furrow fertilizer causes reduced stand in peanuts. UGA does NOT recommend applying in furrow fertilizers in peanut. Research has proven that stand emergence is reduced. Poor seed quality and/or less than optimum soil conditions can make this much worse. To watch Dr. Scott Montfort’s presentation, go to the…
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Using Pesticides Wisely Trainings (Dicamba/2,4-D, Auxin Herbicides)

Engenia, FeXapan, Tavium, XtendiMax All applicators driving the tractor/sprayer applying these herbicides must attend Using Pesticides Wisely during 2021 prior to using these products! As mandated by federal law, applicators must have a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to apply theseproducts. Labels specifically state “To be used by certified…
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