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August 2020 Crop and Disease Update, and Upcoming Animal Science Programs for Youth

Peanut rust (Puccinia arachidis) is being found in fields across our state and area. This is different from early or late leafspot. Dr. Culbreath, UGA Plant Pathologist says, “Chlorothalonil is active against rust, but is purely a protectant.  Control of rust with chlorothalonil may require a shorter application window.  Growers who…
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Silverleaf Whiteflies in Cotton

Whitefly populations are starting to increase, and in south Georgia have already hit threshold levels. Be ready to treat fields if they become an issue in our area. Below are guidelines for scouting and treating fields.
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Dicamba Herbicide

Just a few moments ago, the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the website for details; however, below are the details of the EPA’s order addressing sale, distribution, and use of existing stocks of the three…
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The 2019 Trade Assistance Payment Rates for the Market Facilitation Program

The below publication link contains the following helpful information: -Details of the county based payment rate and potential maximum payments by county for non-specialty crops.  Most notably for Georgia this includes producers of cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, and wheat. -Payment rates for specialty crop products (pecans), dairy, and hogs, including…
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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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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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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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2018 Dicamba Label Changes and Paraquat Changes

2018 Dicamba Label Changes Due to the recent concerns about off-target movement of dicamba, the EPA has mandated significant label changes for Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® for 2018.  Some of these important label changes are as follows: 1) Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® will now be considered Restricted Use Pesticides. 2) Growers who…
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