Appling County Crop E News

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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Cotton Policy Update

Under the 2014 farm bill (2014-2018 crop years), cotton is not a “covered commodity” and thus not eligible for ARC and PLC.  The 2014 farm bill made several changes to cotton that included: – Cotton is not a covered commodity and not eligible for ARC/PLC – Cotton base could not…
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Whiteflies in Cotton

Silver leaf whiteflies (SLWF) are steadily increasing in cotton fields in our area. Having SLWF isn’t a new problem, but it is one that we don’t deal with every year in our area. Adult whiteflies were observed in some cotton fields as early as June in Southwest GA. Dr. Phil Roberts said then…
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2017 Cotton Weed Control Programs

Controlling Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth in 2017 Cotton with Liberty or Roundup + Liberty Programs Although new auxin technologies are increasing management options for cotton growers, the use of 2,4-D and dicamba must be limited in areas where sensitive crops/plants are nearby. Liberty and auxin programs are similarly effective when growers…
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