Bacon County Ag Update

Counter Insecticide Treatment for Cotton

The EPA has granted an emergency use Section 18 for use of COUNTER 20G on cotton for management of nematodes and thrips. As of yesterday we have a Counter label only in Georgia for cotton. Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Plant Pathologist made these comments: “Please note the restrictions on the label for use of herbicides….
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Valor Injury on Peanuts

Yesterday I received an email from our Extension Weed scientist, Eric Prostko, about Valor damage showing up in newly planted peanuts. I have not had any reports yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have any. Below are a few comments by Dr. Eric Prostko on Valor damage on peanuts: In the…
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Blueberry Rust

Blueberry Growers, please read this post from Dr. Brannen regarding blueberry rust. Be on the lookout for this disease in your fields as a severe infection of this disease can cause early defoliation. Be sure to stick to your fungicide sprays as seasons continues. Here is the post below. We…
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Leaf Scab Thriving in Georgia

Here is an article by Lenny Wells, Pecan Specialist on pecan scab severity this year. If you have any questions about pecan scab give me a call at my office: 912-632-5601 or cell 912-614-3889 The heavy disease pressure of 2013 left an abundance of pecan scab inoculum in the orchards just waiting…
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Rabbiteye Blueberries 2014: When Will They Ripen?

Here is a great article by Dr. NeSmith from the UGA Blueberry Blog, The 2014 blueberry season is underway, and the cold weather has certainly had an impact on our crop. The deep cold has been beneficial in giving a high number of chill hours; however, the length of cold has…
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Stop the Insanity! Putting Forage Quality First

Here is a great article from Carole Knight, Bulloch County Ag Agent: Here we are once again at the beginning of another hay season. Hay producers anxiously sit at the starting line glued to their smartphone weather app or favorite tv weather-man waiting for that golden window to get their grass…
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