Appling County Crop E News

Worms in Peanuts

This is the time of year when we start seeing worm populations increase in peanut fields. In fact, not long after my last “Peanut Update” post, I started finding more Velvetbean Caterpillars in peanut fields. The treatment threshold level of foliar feeding worms in peanut is 4 to 8 per foot…
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Pecan Nut Drop

One of the worst things for pecan growers to see is green pecans on the ground dropping from the tree. After taking care of trees, spraying, fertilizing, watering and mowing orchards, for the past six months this year, it’s disappointing to see nut drop. There a few different things that cause…
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Heat Stress and Corn Pollination. What Happened?

Corn harvest has started across our area. A local Pioneer trial was harvested Wednesday August 5. This corn was planted April 1. Yields were pretty good around the 230 to 240 bushel range. Unfortunately, some of the corn grown in our area didn’t fully fill out and looks like the corn in…
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Peanut Update

Leaf Hopper Burn Earlier in the season we started seeing a lot of hopper burn. Hopper burn will appear as yellowing of the tips of the leaves. This yellowing can be very dramatic when infestations are heavy. Keep in mind that the burn will not go away over night once the…
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Aphids in Cotton

  Cotton aphid numbers have been increasing over the last couple of weeks across the county and state. Some growers have already sprayed for aphids. Aphids generally build to moderate/ high numbers and eventually crash due to a naturally occurring fungus. This fungal epizootic typically occurs in our area in…
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Plant Growth Regulator Requirements for Cotton Varieties

Dr. Jared Whitaker, UGA Cotton/Soybean Specialist has conducted a number of plant growth regulator (PGR) trials in cotton in Georgia. Below is updated information from 2014 and an article written by Dr. Whitaker from early this year. PGR applications are often necessary in cotton to reduce vegetative growth and maintain a manageable crop…
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Pecan Irrigation Schedule

New pecan irrigation schedule from Dr. Lenny Wells: Intense heat has arrived in South Georgia this week with daily high temperatures in the upper 90’s . This occurs as nuts are sizing and the water demand for pecan trees begins to increase. Up to June pecan trees benefit from irrigation…
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