Ben Hill County Ag

Row Crop Disease Update

Row Crop Disease Update by Bob Kemerait Plenty of disease issues to consider now.  Please let me know if you have questions.    To date, no soybean rust has been found this year in Georgia. To date, no southern corn rust has been found this year in Georgia.  (We have…
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Peanut Update

May, 2018 Peanut Pointers May, 2018 Peanut Pointers Entomology Mark Abney As of 4 May relatively few peanuts are out of the ground, and I have received no reports of thrips injury. Numbers on our thrips traps indicated that tobacco thrips dispersal began around mid-April. Weekly captures remained constant for…
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Zidua in Peanuts

Zidua in Peanuts (Prostko) It appears as though the following statement on the supplemental Zidua peanut label has many people confused: “Apply Zidua as a broadcast spray to peanut from “at-cracking” stage to first true leaf stage through beginning of pod development.”   A few points to consider: a) For…
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Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon: Second Phase

Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon: Second Phase By Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent May 11, 2018   This has been a good week for fusarium with not much showing up. This is because our temperatures are increasing. However, UGA Vegetable Pathologist Dr. Bahbesh Dutta the second phase will come at…
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Phylloxera and Casebearer Update

Phylloxera and Casebearer Update May 17, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells   Phylloxera damage has become very noticeable this week. If you see galls on the leaves like the image below, that is phylloxera damage. Stem phylloxera (a separate species) shows up as galls in the stems or nuts and is much…
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Disease Update

By: Bob Kemerait After the rains at the beginning of this week, I expect farmers will soon be moving quickly to start planting cotton, peanuts and soybeans.  There are two important points that I want to remind you of.    Choose planting date as carefully as you can.  Cool wet…
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Planting Peanuts

Should We Plant Peanuts? By Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County Apr 23, 2018   On this day (April 17th) last year, UGA researchers started planting their plots in Tifton. As a matter of fact, many were  planting in GA. Many growers are on ‘go’ now and ready to start, but we’re…
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Checklist for Early-Season Disease Control in Peanuts

Checklist for Early-Season Disease Control Bob Kemerait Disease and nematode management is a critical component of successful peanut production; the foundation for achieving success is established even as the seed is closed in the furrow. Within the next month, the 2018 peanut season will have begun in earnest. In fact,…
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UGA Pecan Update : Fungicide Schedule and Pecan Tariffs

Fungicide Schedule and Pecan Tariffs Apr 4, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells I have had many requests to provide a pecan fungicide schedule example for 2018. Not much has changed from previous years with the exception of the use of phosphite alone in one of the early sprays. I list it here…
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New Tax Law Workshop in Colquitt County May 17th

How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?   Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm   Colquitt County Extension Office     Georgia farmers and landowners can learn more about how the new tax law affects them individually and their farming operation at tax bill workshops from University of…
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