Ben Hill County Ag

Row Crop Disease Update – Bob Kemerait

What I think is most important at the moment is white mold on peanuts.  Conditions are red-hot for early outbreaks of white-mold based upon A) very hot temperatures in the recent past and now B) ample rainfall and soil moisture.  Whether banded early season applications of Proline (5.7 fl oz)…
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UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, and Soybeans

UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans Those interested in scouting these row crops should make plans to attend one of the UGA Scout Schools. Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These…
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UGA Weed Update: Approval of Layby Directed and Hooded Row Middle Applications of Engenia, Fexapan, and Xtendimax applications in Cotton and Corn

Layby Directed and Hooded Row Middle Applications of Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax Approved for Use By Georgia Cotton and Soybean Growers. (A.S. Culpepper – UGA and T. Gray – GDA). A state Section 24(c) Special Local Need Label has been approved by the U.S. EPA and Georgia Department of Agriculture…
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A Final UPW Meeting for 2019

Georgia Department of Agriculture Announces A Final UPW Meeting for 2019! (Culpepper, UGA and Gray, GDA). A final Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) meeting will be conducted at the Tifton Campus Conference Center onMay 21, 2019 beginning at 1:30 pm. Similar to previous meetings and immediately after the UPW meeting, Extension agents…
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May Cotton Team Newsletter

Crop Progress and Assessing Plant Stands for Replanting (Freeman) As of April 29th, approximately 12 percent of Georgia’s cotton crop has been planted according to the USDA NASS crop progress report. This is significantly ahead of our previous five year’s average of 7 percent. Although wet through most of the…
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Seedling Diseases and Management in Cotton

Seedling Diseases and Management in Cotton Posted on May 3, 2019 by Jared Whitaker I’ve had a few questions this week about cotton seedling diseases and thought it worthwhile to share a section of the 2019 Georgia Cotton Production Guide from Dr. Bob Kemerait.  The section on seedling diseases and management can be found…
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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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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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