Ben Hill County Ag

Row Crop Disease Update

Row Crop Disease Update by Bob Kemerait Plenty of disease issues to consider now.  Please let me know if you have questions.    To date, no soybean rust has been found this year in Georgia. To date, no southern corn rust has been found this year in Georgia.  (We have…
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Disease Update

By: Bob Kemerait After the rains at the beginning of this week, I expect farmers will soon be moving quickly to start planting cotton, peanuts and soybeans.  There are two important points that I want to remind you of.    Choose planting date as carefully as you can.  Cool wet…
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A New Tool For Improving Thrips Management in Cotton

A New Tool For Improving Thrips Management in Cotton By Phillip Roberts on Mar 21, 2018  Thrips are the most consistent insect pest of cotton in Georgia and the Southeast.  Near 100 percent of the cotton planted will be infested by thrips each year.  For this reason preventive insecticides applied…
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