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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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Silverleaf Whitefly in Cotton Update

Silverleaf Whitefly in Cotton Update Roberts Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) adults have been observed in low numbers in cotton in some areas during the past week to ten days. To date very few immature whiteflies have been observed in cotton. We are not aware of any field which has exceeded threshold…
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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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