Ben Hill County Ag

Picking the Right Peanut Fungicide Program Bob Kemerait

Picking the Right Peanut Fungicide Program Bob Kemerait Picking the “right” fungicide program is one of the most complicated (and confusing) decisions that our peanut growers must make every season. I am often asked to share the “best” peanut program; this is an impossible request as there is no “single-best”…
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Tips on Managing Seedling Disease In Cotton

Tips on Managing Seedling Disease In Cotton – Jeremy Kichler Colquitt County Ag Below are a few points to consider from the UGA Cotton Production Guide. Good management practices to reduce the chance of seedling disease include the following: • Plant in warm soils where the temperature at a 4-inch…
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Thoughts on Cotton Weed Control

Thoughts on cotton weed control… Jeremy Kichler Colquitt County Agent BURNDOWN: Palmer amaranth must not be emerged when planting, regardless of cotton cultivar planted. Standard programs using Valor (before Palmer emergence), Direx, and Gramoxone + Direx are advised. Dicamba or 2,4-D would be beneficial for primrose, horseweed, and radish (2,4-D…
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Pecan Update: Pre-Pollination

Pecan Update: Pre-Pollination – Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent Apr 19, 2019 Catkin (male flower) production has been pretty heavy so far. A large catkin crop does not guarantee a large production of flowers, but most times we have heavy catkin production, we do have some flowers. I had…
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Volunteer Peanut Control in Field Corn

Volunteer Peanut Control in Field Corn (Prostko) Been getting a few calls about controlling volunteer peanuts in field corn.  Remember that the volunteer peanuts that emerge from seeds that made it thru the winter and rains are some super tough plants.  A couple of thoughts: Roundup Ready Corn:  Split applications…
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Strongarm/Peanut Questions (by Dr. Prostko)

Strongarm/Peanut Questions (by Dr. Prostko) Had a few questions about Strongarm (diclosulam) use in peanuts yesterday that I thought might be interesting to all: 1) In general, what application method is more effective for weed control in peanut (PPI or PRE)? When averaged over 7 weed species, there was little…
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Preparing for Peanut Planting Season

Preparing for planting season Scott Monfort and Scott Tubbs April is upon us and many growers are busy preparing ground for planting peanut. Growers need to be aware of seed quality and the weather/soil conditions at planting in order to achieve adequate plant stand establishment. Stand establishment sets the overall…
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Weather Outlook for 2019

Weather Outlook for 2019 Pam Knox, Director of the UGA Weather Network Summary: • After a cool start to April, most of the month is expected to be warmer than normal. • Temperatures for the rest of spring, summer and fall are all leaning towards warmer than normal conditions due…
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Free Pivot Testing with the Mobile Irrigation Lab

Pivot Testing: The Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL) Cade Cloud This is a free service that is offered by the University of Georgia in which our water educators will come and conduct a pivot uniformity test on a farmer’s irrigation system. Uniformity is also extremely important for growers that fertigate or…
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Using Pesticide Wisely Training- Last Chance

If you have not attended a UPW training and plan to use Dicamba on Cotton then you need to attend one of these trainings. The last chance to get certified for 2019 season will be April 11th and 18th. Using Pesticide Wisely Training (UPW) and Private Pest. License Certification –…
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