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Row Crop Disease Update – Dr. Kemerait

Just a few notes this morning: Rain expected today and Saturday across much of southern Georgia will bring cool, wet soils that are perfect for seedling diseases in cotton and peanut.  So, in my opinion, best to wait.  I think Dr. Monfort and Dr. Hand would agree that planting either…
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Thrips Management – Roberts

Thrips Management (Phillip Roberts): Thrips are consistent pests of cotton, infesting nearly all cottonacres planted in Georgia each year. Thrips are the only insect pest of cotton that a preventive insecticide isrecommended. We consistently observe a positive yield response to at-plant insecticides used for thripscontrol. A reactive approach based on…
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It’s Go Time (Cotton) – Camp Hand

It’s go time (Camp Hand): It is that time of year again – the planting conditions calculator says“excellent”, meaning that cotton planting is imminent. I know many people are excited to officially put2020 in the rear-view mirror, but in the words of Lee Corso (college football analyst), “Not so fast…
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Considerations for Peak Planter Performance (Simer Virk and Wesley Porter):

Considerations for Peak Planter Performance (Simer Virk and Wesley Porter): For cotton growers,this is a perfect time to start inspecting planters and perform any required maintenance on components toensure peak planter performance during field operation. Planting mistakes due to improper setup andmaintenance can lead to costly emergence penalties that impact…
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Cold Injury to Wheat – Corey Bryant

With this cold weather you have already been fielding calls regarding cold injury to wheat, especially wheat that is near or currently heading.  Here is some information to help you in aiding your growers diagnose damage following the cold this weekend. As with corn there is no point in trying…
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UPW, Paraquat Trainings.

Using Pesticides Wisely 2021 and Paraquat Training Update (Stanley Culpepper – UGA and Jesse Kelly and Jennifer Wren – GDA). Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) 2021 virtual trainings are nearly completed with only three more opportunities available (table below). This training must be completed to be able to make labeled dicamba or…
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