Appling County Crop E News

Appling County Cotton Variety Trial Results and Cotton Quality

Appling County Cotton Variety Trial results and cotton quality Dryland Planted June 3. Harvested November 29. Variety Yield PHY 444 1119.2448 DG 2615 1065.2209 ST 4946 1054.5603  ST 5115 1023.3614  ST 6182 1018.4744 PHY 496 1016.7035  CG3885 991.84186 PHY 333 984.5  DP1538 963.90988 DP 1553 948.57674 DP 1646 921.36552  NG…
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Integrated Management of Southern Root-Knot Nematode with Resistant Cotton Varieties and Telone in Appling County

The objective of this study was to compare the performance of cotton varieties with known partial-resistance to the root-knot nematode to popular varieties without resistance. Additionally, plots planted to each variety and fumigated with Telone II (4 gal/A), were compared to non-fumigated plots. Hopefully, the results from this study will…
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Centipede Grass Decline

Centipede grass Decline I get a lot of questions every year (multiple times a year) on lawns declining. I spend a lot of time writing articles and getting information to people about this issue. The majority of grass in our area is centipede. As I’ve said many times, most problems…
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Georgia Pecan Grower Association meeting

Georgia Pecan Grower Association meeting this Tuesday Jan. 10 at 6pm at Sarah’s in Baxley. Topics: 2018 Farm Bill, crop insurance, risk management, advantages of an IC-DISC, basic bookkeeping, grants available, EQIP and CSP. FSA and USDA will explain their services also. Please register for free with the Georgia Pecan…
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Wet Weather and Peanut Harvest

This is just a quick and short post to assist peanut growers in making a decision on digging and harvesting with the possibility of a storm approaching by the end of the week. First, my heart goes out to all those affected by the storm. At the present time of writing…
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Bacterial Blight of Cotton

Bacterial blight was officially confirmed in Appling County Thursday September 1 by Dr. Kemerait from samples collected by a consultant. Prior samples I sent in to the lab from the same field came back positive for target spot and Cercospora leaf spot. Cercospora leaf spot, like Stemphylium leaf spot, typically occurs in fields…
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Peanut Maturity and Fungicides

Most growers have peanuts that are around 100 days after planting. This is the time we generally start checking for maturity to determine how many days are left until digging. There are a few important things to consider when collecting a peanut maturity sample. Remember, the projected digging date is…
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August 2016 Farm Update

Cotton Target spot of cotton is severe in a number of places in Georgia, but also in other states as well as in Tennessee, Mississippi and others. Dr. Kemerait is seeing effective results in his trials from use of timely fungicide applications. Should every grower spray for target spot? Not necessarily. …
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Another Successful Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day

On August 17 over 200 people attended the 2016 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day in Baxley. This annual event has continued to grow and become more popular. This year, even farmers from Alabama and north Georgia attended the field day. I am always amazed at how appreciative pecan growers are…
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