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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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Row Crop Disease Update

Planting season is upon us and critical decisions with regards to season-long disease and nematode control must be made before the furrow is closed.  I’ll be sending you frequent updates regarding disease and nematode considerations. For now, there are 3, wait, 4 critical issues, as I see them.  Nematode management…
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Row Crop Disease Update – White Mold in Peanuts

By: Dr. Bob Kemerait Here are some comments:    Finding white mold in a field in August is not necessarily a “BAD” thing for me.  It demonstrates that A) SOMEONE cares enough to look, and B) SOMEONE knows what white mold looks like. White mold is likely to be found…
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Georgia Grain News 6-20-19

by Rome Ethride   Corn Maturity   Corn is really moving as we are finding a lot of older, 90 days or so, corn that is beginning to Dent. So that’s R5 and the next stage is R6 or Black layer. That’s when the water can be cut off because…
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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 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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