Appling County Crop E News

Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

  The bermudagrass stem maggot has become a pest for cattlemen and hay producers across the Southeast. If your bermudagrass hayfield has a frosted appearance (figure 1) in the middle of summer, it may have been damaged by this new, invasive pest. The damage is caused by the feeding of…
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Late-Season Options for Morningglory Control in Peanut (Prostko)

Recently, I have been in several fields and have had numerous phone calls about late-season morningglory control in peanut. Here a few thoughts to consider: 1) Depending upon the anticipated digging date, 2,4-DB can be used to slow down the spread/growth of annual morningglory. However, this treatment will not provide…
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  CONTAMINATION FREE COTTON KEEP IT CLEAN AND PURE PREVENT LINT CONTAMINATION … clean cotton means satisfied customers! PROTECT YOUR COTTON FIBER … and you will preserve your markets! Even the tiniest particles can contaminate seed cotton and lint and result in blemished finished goods. U.S. cotton producers are competing…
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Soybean Insects

Soybean looper populations are increasing. Stink bugs are also on the rise. Insecticide treatments will be needed in some fields. Continue to scout soybeans for late season pests. Know the difference between what worms are in your soybeans. Soybean loopers have 2 pair of abdominal prolegs, Green cloverworms have 3…
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Corn Harvest and Diplodia Ear Rot

Corn harvest is wide open now that we’re getting some dry weather. A few 300 bushel yields have been reported. Some areas are starting to see diplodia ear rot. Diplodia-infected corn will result in potentially significant discounts when graded at the first point of sale. The lighter kernels caused by…
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2013 Farm Bill Update

  Don Shurley and Nathan Smith Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Georgia The 2008 farm bill originally expired in 2012 but Congress failed to complete action to legislate new law to begin in 2013. The 2008 farm bill was instead extended for an additional year (through September…
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