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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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Thrips Management – Roberts

Thrips Management (Phillip Roberts): Thrips are consistent pests of cotton, infesting nearly all cottonacres planted in Georgia each year. Thrips are the only insect pest of cotton that a preventive insecticide isrecommended. We consistently observe a positive yield response to at-plant insecticides used for thripscontrol. A reactive approach based on…
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It’s Go Time (Cotton) – Camp Hand

It’s go time (Camp Hand): It is that time of year again – the planting conditions calculator says“excellent”, meaning that cotton planting is imminent. I know many people are excited to officially put2020 in the rear-view mirror, but in the words of Lee Corso (college football analyst), “Not so fast…
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Considerations for Peak Planter Performance (Simer Virk and Wesley Porter):

Considerations for Peak Planter Performance (Simer Virk and Wesley Porter): For cotton growers,this is a perfect time to start inspecting planters and perform any required maintenance on components toensure peak planter performance during field operation. Planting mistakes due to improper setup andmaintenance can lead to costly emergence penalties that impact…
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New Liberty 24 (c) State Label to Help Georgia Cotton Farmers

New Liberty 24 (c) State Label to Help Georgia Cotton Farmers (Culpepper) As a result of great team work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and BASF, Georgia cotton farmers have a new Liberty label allowing shortened intervals between sequential Liberty applications which can improve weed control. Research has shown…
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Row Crop Disease Update Dr. Kemerait

 Thanks to strong efforts from Dr. Joe “The Man” LaForest with Bugwood and Tracey Vellidis, we now have an automated version of “Peanut Rx 2020” on the UGA Peanut Extension website.  I will be putting the current Industry Peanut Rx programs up there as well.  A tremendous “thanks” to Joe…
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