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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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PROTECTING STORED CORN

PROTECTING STORED CORN Dr. Michael Toews The key to storing grains and other commodities on the farm is to make storage conditions unfavorable for the survival of stored grain insects and molds. The following steps are designed to reduce the initial number of insects in the bin, slow the development…
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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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Row Crop Disease Update June 21, 2019

Row Crop Disease Update Corn: Southern corn rust has been confirmed in Coffee County. The extended period of wet weather we had a week ago helped to bring on rust. Even though there is currently not a lot of rust to be found, this could change quickly with our recent…
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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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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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