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Row Crop Disease Update

Young cotton seedlings wilting and dying soon after emergence with a tell-tale lesion girdling the stem just below the soil line are classic for Rhizoctonia soreshin.  While there may be other causes for seedling death, the lesion just below the soil line and, sometimes, barely visible fungal “threads” in association…
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Strongarm Carryover from Peanuts to Field Corn

Strongarm Carryover from Peanuts to Field Corn (Prostko) The 2021 field corn production season has not been great.  Cold, cloudy, wet weather has many farmers scratching their heads about the way some of their fields look.  There are many possible causes of these problems (i.e. fertility, disease, insects, nematodes, weather,…
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Nitrogen Management in Corn

Nitrogen Management in Corn… To increase the efficiency of nitrogen recovery during the season, split applications of nitrogen are recommended. Apply 25 to 30 percent of the projected nitrogen needs before or at planting. The remaining nitrogen can be applied side dress and/or injected through the center pivot systems (fertigation)….
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

Greetings! Get any rain?  Growers this morning are probably more concerned with putting their fields back together than with disease, wondering if they need to put out more fertilizer. But diseases and nematodes are certainly an issue NOW.  Examples:  conditions are PERFECT with wet soils for seed rots and seedling…
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Row Crop Disease Update- Kemerait

Planting of cotton and peanuts will begin to ramp-up in the coming weeks.  Important that growers pay careful attention to soil conditions, especially soil temps.  Soil moisture is very important, especially for non-irrigated fields, but so is soil temperatures.  At least that’s what our Corn, Cotton, and Peanut team leaders…
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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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Some Reminders Before Field Corn Planting

Some Reminders Before Field Corn Planting (Prostko) Based upon my 22 years of experience in Georgia, here are 3 things that I know will happen somewhere in a patch of field corn in 2021: 1) Herbicide carryover will be blamed for corn injury but low soil pH is the real problem (Figure…
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Acuron GT For Weed Control in Field Corn (Prostko)

Acuron GT For Weed Control in Field Corn (Prostko) Syngenta recently received registration for a new postemergence field corn herbicide sold under the trade name of Acuron® GT.  Acuron® GT is very similar to Halex® GT but it contains an additional active ingredient (bicyclopyrone).  Syngenta has several similar field corn herbicides in the…
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