Appling County Crop E News

2018 Dicamba Label Changes and Paraquat Changes

2018 Dicamba Label Changes Due to the recent concerns about off-target movement of dicamba, the EPA has mandated significant label changes for Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® for 2018.  Some of these important label changes are as follows: 1) Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® will now be considered Restricted Use Pesticides. 2) Growers who…
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Cotton Policy Update

Under the 2014 farm bill (2014-2018 crop years), cotton is not a “covered commodity” and thus not eligible for ARC and PLC.  The 2014 farm bill made several changes to cotton that included: – Cotton is not a covered commodity and not eligible for ARC/PLC – Cotton base could not…
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UGA 2017 Longleaf Field Day – Limited Spots Available!

UGA 2017 Longleaf Field Day – Limited Spots Available! What: 2017 Longleaf Field Day Lunch will be provided Limited to the first 45 that register When: Thursday, November 2nd 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: The UGA Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center (VOVRC), located at 8163 GA Hwy…
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GA Tobacco May Be In Danger of Damage from Hurricane IRMA

From: J. Michael Moore, Professor & Extension Agronomist – Tobacco Today around the tobacco receiving station there were several farmers who were hearing weather reports out of Jacksonville, FL of a massive Hurricane Irma coming off the coast of Africa.  Tonight I saw the YouTube linked below indicating possible build-up…
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2017 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day

The 2017 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day was held August 23, 2017. Over 250 people attended making this year’s field day the largest since it began. This has turned into one of the highest attended field days in Southeast Georgia and one of the largest Pecan Field days in the nation. This year more equipment was on…
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Whiteflies in Cotton

Silver leaf whiteflies (SLWF) are steadily increasing in cotton fields in our area. Having SLWF isn’t a new problem, but it is one that we don’t deal with every year in our area. Adult whiteflies were observed in some cotton fields as early as June in Southwest GA. Dr. Phil Roberts said then…
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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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2017 Cotton Weed Control Programs

Controlling Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth in 2017 Cotton with Liberty or Roundup + Liberty Programs Although new auxin technologies are increasing management options for cotton growers, the use of 2,4-D and dicamba must be limited in areas where sensitive crops/plants are nearby. Liberty and auxin programs are similarly effective when growers…
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