Appling County Crop E News

Disease Update June 5, 2017

Southern rust has finally been identified in Georgia in Seminole county. This is likely some of the earliest southern rust to affect our state. Weather condition for the past few days and over the next few days is predicted to have a significant chance of rain and humid conditions. These…
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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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Heat Stress and Corn Pollination. What Happened?

Corn harvest has started across our area. A local Pioneer trial was harvested Wednesday August 5. This corn was planted April 1. Yields were pretty good around the 230 to 240 bushel range. Unfortunately, some of the corn grown in our area didn’t fully fill out and looks like the corn in…
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Southern Corn Rust Found in Georgia. Now What?

Chris Tyson, Tattnall County Extension Agent posted the below info on his blog:   Southern Corn Rust Found in Georgia. Now What?   Southern Rust of Corn was found in Southwest Georgia last week. I wanted to share some common questions I get about it from growers in Tattnall County….
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Corn Rust Found in Georgia!

Andy Shirley, County Extension Agent in Mitchell County, found southern corn rust in a field in Mitchell County.  There was not much there but it WAS there! Dr. Bob Kemerait says, “This is the earliest find of southern corn rust in my 15 years in Georgia. Corn growers in south Georgia should be…
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Row Crop Update

Update From Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist: PEANUT 1. Current conditions (warm weather with developing afternoon thunderstorms) create favorable conditions for leaf spot diseases and white mold. 2.  It appears that chlorothalonil (Bravo, Echo, Chloranil, etc.) will be “short” in our supply chain this year . 3.  Here are our…
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Southern Corn Rust

Southern corn rust has appeared at least 2 weeks earlier in 2014 (5 June) than it did in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013. Appearing earlier means that this disease will likely be more problematic in 2014 than in recent years. Corn that is approaching (or has passed) the tassel growth…
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Planting Corn

Normally this time of year farmers in our area are getting antsy waiting to start planting corn. So, when should corn be planted? The soil temperature is the determining factor on when to start planting. Corn can be planted as soon as temperature and moisture become favorable for seed germination…
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