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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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Using a Weather Station for Fungicide Timing

We’ve been testing a new system developed by Natalia Peres, a UF/IFAS associate professor of plant pathology, to forecast when fungicides need to be applied. Currently, in Georgia we are experimenting with this in strawberries, but I hope this system or one similar can be used in many other crops in our area in the…
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Soil Conditioners, Amendments, Additives and Plant Growth Regulators Wheat 2013-14 Test Results

Dr. Randy Weisz, NC State small grain specialist (retired in 2014), conducted 4 replicated trials in wheat using products such as Agzyme, Quick-sol, Accomplish, Radiate, Liquid carbon, etc. Results are below. There was no statistical yield difference between treated and untreated plots at any of the locations. Website publication can be found…
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UGA 2014 On Farm Cotton Variety Trial Results

The results from the 2014 UGA on farm cotton variety trials are below. These trials are conducted at 20 different farm locations across Georgia cooperating with County Extension Agents, the farm owners, and UGA Cotton Specialists. Each trial is 10 to 20 acres. These are not small plots at research…
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Crop Update

Lesser Cornstalk Boer In Peanuts Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is a serious pest of peanut in Georgia, and we are seeing quite a bit of LCB activity. This pest thrives in hot, dry conditions and light sandy soils. Fields need to be scouted to determine if LCB is present. According…
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Peanut Fungicide Research Trial

We planted our peanut fungicide trial on May 28 at the UGA Research Farm in Toombs County . You can already tell a difference between the three varieties. The objective of this research is to determine the economic feasibility of using a low input fungicide program on white mold resistant peanut…
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