Appling County Crop E News

Wheat Leaf Rust

Leaf rust has been confirmed  in southwest Georgia in commercial wheat fields. While the incidence appears to be localized, recent weather patterns observed in the southern US can contribute to the dispersal and establishment of the disease. Additionally, we are having favorable environmental conditions for leaf rust development. THEREFORE wheat field scouting and monitoring should be implemented at this…
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Ambrosia Beetles in Young Pecan Trees

According to Dr. Lenny Wells, there have been numerous calls with reports of ambrosia beetle damage on newly planted pecan trees. So far, this has occurred mostly on later planted trees, which are still undergoing some transplant shock, generating some stress on the tree, which attracts the beetles. Earlier planted trees…
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Pecan Fungicide Spray Guide

The following 8-spray fungicide schedule is from Dr. Lenny Wells. This is provided as an example of one option to use for pecan scab management in light of the emerging scab insensitivity issues surrounding some of our fungicides. Since Tin is such an integral part of our fungicide arsenal for…
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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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Herbicides For Slash Pines

♦   Herbaceous weed control (HWC) during the spring following planting slash pine seedlings can be critical to growth and survival on old-field, pasture, hayfield, and cut-over sites, particularly in droughty years. ♦   A four to six foot wide band is often as effective as a broadcast treatment. ♦   Wait at…
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Forestry Herbicides For Longleaf Pines

  Herbaceous weed control (HWC) during the spring following planting longleaf can be critical to growth and survival on old-field, pasture, hayfield, and cut-over sites, particularly in droughty years. ♦   HWC can increase percentage of seedlings out of the grass stage by the 2nd year. ♦   A four to six…
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Mummy Berry Sprays Should Begin Soon

Dr. Harald Scherm has determined the mummy berry potential for germination and development of the apothecia is here. Germination is likely to have started and apothecia are likely to be produced in the field. It doesn’t necessarily say that spores are already being dispersed, but the potential is definitely there….
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2015 Georgia Junior national Livestock Show

Pictures from the 2015 Georgia Junior national Livestock Show. We should all be proud of these young men and women for the dedication they’ve had this season and all their hard work. They represented Appling County very well in Perry and braved the 24 degree temperatures! Even in the cold temperatures they worked…
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