Appling County Crop E News

2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day August 27, 2014

2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day August 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. Speakers: Mike Adams, President of the American Pecan Board, Caldwell, TX Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, Tifton, GA Dr. Tim Brennemen, UGA Plant Pathologist, Tifton, GA Dr. Jim Dutcher, UGA Entomologist, Tifton, GA Shane Curry, Appling County Extension…
Read More

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…
Read More

Bracing Pecan Grafts and using surfactants

These are three year old bark grafts on some of our trees. At this stage special care still has to be taken to brace the graft so it doesn’t break off during strong winds. Use wood and ties that don’t cut into the wood to brace it properly. The last…
Read More

Shoot Die-Back

The following was posted by Dr. Lenny Wells: When the temperatures heat up in late May and early June, the calls begin to come in from growers who are noticing the new shoots of their young trees, which had looked so healthy, are beginning to die-back. This is a problem…
Read More

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…
Read More

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…
Read More

Out On The Farm

Highbush blueberries are being packed wide open now. The later maturing rabbiteye variety season hasn’t started yet. Rain is slowing some picking down, but for the most part packing sheds are running strong getting blueberries packaged and shipped. We started collecting leaf samples from one of our blueberry Exobasidium leaf and fruit spot…
Read More

Tobacco Research

We have an on farm tobacco variety trial in Appling County. There are 12 different varieties and each one is clearly marked. I’m also evaluating imidacloprid treated plants compared to untreated throughout the season. All the results will be available prior to next season.    
Read More

Pecan Update

On April 22 we had a pecan grafting clinic in Appling County I went and checked the grafts today (May 15) and some are starting to bud out. In some orchards on susceptible varieties leaf scab is already getting bad. Growers need to be on a timely fungicide program. A suggested…
Read More