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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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Row Crop Disease Update- Kemerait

Planting of cotton and peanuts will begin to ramp-up in the coming weeks.  Important that growers pay careful attention to soil conditions, especially soil temps.  Soil moisture is very important, especially for non-irrigated fields, but so is soil temperatures.  At least that’s what our Corn, Cotton, and Peanut team leaders…
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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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Row Crop Disease Update April 29th

 Why are we so worried about seed and seedling diseases on peanut this year?  Answer: Seed quality and seedling diseases are ALWAYS a concern for our growers; however they are, perhaps, a more urgent problem this year because A) conditions at harvest and during storage in 2019-2020 have predisposed the…
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Early Season Disease and Nematode Threats, You get one chance

Bob KemeraitEarly-Season Disease and Nematode Threats, You Get One ChanceWhen asked about their disease management program, growers will likely focus on the fungicides thatthey will use over the course of a season to protect their crop from leaf spot, white mold, and possibly afew other diseases such as Rhizoctonia limb…
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