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Row Crop Disease Update Bob Kemerait

Hot and hotter.  5:20 AM and my air conditioner is running.  I’m not the only one awake now.  Who else is awake? White mold and Southern corn rust are awake. They never sleep.  I guarantee the warm night temperatures now  and  the humidity are fueling them. I can almost hear…
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2022 Wheat Disease and Fungicide Update

2022 Wheat Disease and Fungicide Update Rome Ethredge and Alfredo Martinez-Espinoza Foliar Diseases – Recent weather patterns in the southern US can contribute to the dispersal and establishment of wheat diseases.  Critical wheat growth stages are quickly approaching; therefore, scouting of wheat fields should commence or increase if already occurring. …
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Weather and Climate Update – Pam Knox

Weather and Climate Update for August and BeyondBy Pam Knox, Agricultural ClimatologistAfter a couple of hot days, the beginning of August is expected to be cooler and wetter thannormal, especially across the southern half of Georgia, as a nearly stationary front is expectedto sit over the area for a lot…
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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 – Kemerait and Brenneman

Row Crop Disease UpdateKemerait and BrennemanOver the next week, temperatures in southern Georgia as expected to be near 100 degrees for several days. Such very warm conditions can bring a greater urgency to early-season disease control in the peanut crop with regards to Aspergillus crown rot and white mold. Risk…
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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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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

CORN- attached picture is sent to me from by our buddy and former agent Eddie Beasley.  Eddie tells me that stunting in this picture is associated with soil counts of both root-knot and stubby-root nematodes in areas of poor growth and vigor.  This image is nearly identical to images sent…
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