Ben Hill County Ag

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 Row Crop Disease Update

By Bob Kemerait To date no southern corn rust found. Soybean rust is in kudzu across lower Coastal Plain, but punishing temperatures and dry weather will keep it in check. Punishing hot and dry weather will increase Aspergillus crown rot in peanuts and charcoal rot in corn and soybeans.  Those…
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May Cotton Team Newsletter

Crop Progress and Assessing Plant Stands for Replanting (Freeman) As of April 29th, approximately 12 percent of Georgia’s cotton crop has been planted according to the USDA NASS crop progress report. This is significantly ahead of our previous five year’s average of 7 percent. Although wet through most of the…
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Seedling Diseases and Management in Cotton

Seedling Diseases and Management in Cotton Posted on May 3, 2019 by Jared Whitaker I’ve had a few questions this week about cotton seedling diseases and thought it worthwhile to share a section of the 2019 Georgia Cotton Production Guide from Dr. Bob Kemerait.  The section on seedling diseases and management can be found…
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Picking the Right Peanut Fungicide Program Bob Kemerait

Picking the Right Peanut Fungicide Program Bob Kemerait Picking the “right” fungicide program is one of the most complicated (and confusing) decisions that our peanut growers must make every season. I am often asked to share the “best” peanut program; this is an impossible request as there is no “single-best”…
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Tips on Managing Seedling Disease In Cotton

Tips on Managing Seedling Disease In Cotton – Jeremy Kichler Colquitt County Ag Below are a few points to consider from the UGA Cotton Production Guide. Good management practices to reduce the chance of seedling disease include the following: • Plant in warm soils where the temperature at a 4-inch…
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Pecan Update: Pre-Pollination

Pecan Update: Pre-Pollination – Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent Apr 19, 2019 Catkin (male flower) production has been pretty heavy so far. A large catkin crop does not guarantee a large production of flowers, but most times we have heavy catkin production, we do have some flowers. I had…
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Cotton Disease Update

By: Dr. Bob Kemerait Effective management of cotton stalks and winter weeds has always been one of the UGA Cotton Team’s ‘Best Management Practices’ based on sound research.  Given our relatively mild winter, survival of some cotton even now, and the new threat of Blue Disease, management of stalks and…
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Meeting Schedule set for 2019 Extension Ag Meetings.

Extension Weed Meeting                            Tue Jan. 8, 2019 8:00 am              Morehead Store Irwinville, GA Extension Peanut Production Meeting   Tue. Jan. 29, 2019 8:00 am          Morehead Store Irwinville, GA Extension Corn Production Meeting        Thu. Jan 31, 2019 8:00 am           Morehead Store…
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