Appling County Crop E News

Pecan Fungicide Program

The optimum temperature range for scab infection is 59-77 degrees F and a leaf wetness of about 12 hours. Dr. Lenny Wells provided the following recommended spray guide. DMI/Stobilurin mixes include Absolute, Brixen, Custodia, Quilt, Top Gard EQ, and Amistar Top (used to be called Quadris Top). Use Amistar Top…
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UGA Cotton Team Newsletter

Cotton Blue Disease (Whitaker)   In the fall of 2018, Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus (CLRDV) was confirmed to infect cotton in 14 South Georgia counties.  This virus is vectored by aphids and associated with Blue Cotton Disease (CBD) which causes symptoms of including leaf curling, reddening and drooping of leaves,…
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USDA ANNOUNCES ASSISTANCE FOR PECANS

M E M O R A N D U M TO:                AMERICAN PECAN COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS FROM:         ALEXANDER OTT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RE:                USDA ANNOUNCES ASSISTANCE FOR PECANS DATE:             AUGUST 28, 2018 On August 27, 2018, the U.S. Secretary of…
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Row Crop Update and Upcoming Events

DISEASES of PEANUT: White mold and leaf spot aren’t breaking lose in every peanut field in Georgia, but we are having near-perfect conditions for the development, spread, and sometimes explosion of these diseases.  Stay on a good fungicide program, tightening spray intervals where disease is becoming problematic and/or where there…
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Prepare for the 2018 Tropical Storm Alberto

The below info is from Pam Knox, Interim Director, Geogia Weather Network, Crop and Soil Sciences, CAES: Long-time residents of Georgia may remember the devastating floods of Tropical Storm Alberto in July 1994. The rain was so intense that Georgia’s one-day rainfall record was set during that storm, with 21.10 inches recorded at…
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Cotton Fertilization

We’re finally getting some much needed rain (5/16/18), and those that had to stop planting cotton will soon begin planting again. About 40% of Georgia’s cotton is planted at the time of this post. While waiting to get back into fields, now is a good time to think about cotton…
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Peanut Rx and Shortage of Chlorothalonil in Peanut

Below is a link to the 2018 Peanut Rx. It allows growers to assess their risk to tomato spotted wilt, leaf spot diseases and white mold. It also notes which varieties have some resistance (or increased susceptibility) to the peanut rootknot nematode (Meloidogyne arenaria), Cylindrocladium black rot (CBR) and Rhizoctonia…
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Georgia State Livestock Show Feb. 21-24 2018.

The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show was held Feb. 21-24 in Perry, GA and 10 Appling County 4-H youth participated showing pigs. Over 3,000 youth from across Georgia participated showing beef cows, dairy cows, sheep, goats, or pigs. There were over 1,300 pigs being exhibited at the show. Congrats to all these…
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