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Defoliation Update October 31st 2022

As we are nearing the finish line for the season, many are trying to decide, “When are we going to finish spraying cotton?” Great question, and the forecast has changed quite a bit since my last email and conversations with many of you. It looks like highs will remain in…
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Defoliation Update Week of Oct 17-21

By Dr. Camp Hand I talked with many of the agents last Thursday and Friday, because this week the state of Georgia is expecting a potential light frost in the Southern portion of the state, and potential freezing conditions in the Northern part of the state. In terms of what…
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Cotton Disease Update – Dr. Kemerait

Picture – cotton boll rot sent by Jeremy in Colquitt County.   Treatments: as far as I know and my colleagues across the cotton belt know, there is NO product, fungicide or otherwise, that can be sprayed to control boll UNLESS you are talking about an insecticide applied to manage…
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Foliage Feeders in Peanuts and Cotton Pest

If you would like to be added to my remind text messages Follow link https://www.remind.com/join/benhillex Or Text @benhillex to 81010 it is free of charge Peanuts I have received a few calls on foliage feeders in peanuts. Threshold counts and proper identification are important when it comes to foliage feeders….
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Defoliation Considerations for the Week of November 1st.

By Dr. Camp Hand First, this week it’s gonna be cool. Once we get past Wednesday, highs hardly come out of the 60s and lows are going to be in the 30s to 40s. As we all know, cotton growth and development is based on DD60s, with growth occurring mainly…
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Managing Target Spot and Areolate Mildew in Cotton Kemerait

Managing Target Spot and Areolate Mildew in Cotton KemeraitTarget spot (Corynespora cassiicola) and areolate mildew (Ramulariopsis gossyppii) are the two most important diseases affecting cotton in Georgia later in the growing season. For both target spot and areolate mildew, judicious use of fungicides not only protects the crop, but can…
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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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