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Farm Update

Southern Corn Rust Southern Corn rust is EARLY this year and has been found in Seminole, Wayne and Pierce Counties. Protecting corn approaching or beyond tassel with a fungicide is an important consideration. Once corn reaches the dough stage it is safe. Most likely, Southern Rust is in other area…
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Cotton Market News

The 64-cent area (Dec16 futures prices) seems to be the limit that this market is willing to go at this point.  Additional positive market factors could take us to 66 cents—but 64 cents has been tested twice over the past month or so and the market shows no ability or…
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2016 Cotton Weed Control

2016 cotton weed control guide below. Click on the images to enlarge. Keys to successful weed control: Do not plant into pigweed. Start clean! Scout fields before planting. If any pigweeds are coming up apply paraquat + crop oil or a surfactant at least 3-5 days before planting. Spraying paraquat ahead of planting will…
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Cotton Market News

Cotton Market News From Dr. Don Shurley: Cotton has had a relatively good last couple of weeks.  Prices (Mar16 futures) seem to have found increasing support around the 62-cent level.  Sixty-two cents is nothing to get excited about, but firming up the floor in what remains a very volatile and…
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Aphids in Cotton

  Cotton aphid numbers have been increasing over the last couple of weeks across the county and state. Some growers have already sprayed for aphids. Aphids generally build to moderate/ high numbers and eventually crash due to a naturally occurring fungus. This fungal epizootic typically occurs in our area in…
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Plant Growth Regulator Requirements for Cotton Varieties

Dr. Jared Whitaker, UGA Cotton/Soybean Specialist has conducted a number of plant growth regulator (PGR) trials in cotton in Georgia. Below is updated information from 2014 and an article written by Dr. Whitaker from early this year. PGR applications are often necessary in cotton to reduce vegetative growth and maintain a manageable crop…
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Cotton Market News

Cotton Marketing News from Dr. Don Shurley, University of Georgia Prices Head North to “Testing Ground” As we get closer to beginning to put the 2015 crop in the ground around most of the Cotton Belt, prices for both old crop and new crop are improving—as we thought and hoped…
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