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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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Valor Mishaps

Valor Mishaps (Prostko) In the heat of the battle to get crops planted on time, it is not uncommon for some herbicide misapplications to occur.  The unintentional application of higher than labeled rates is a not a good thing because money is wasted, crop injury potential is increased, and rotational…
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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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Volunteer Peanut Control in Field Corn

Volunteer Peanut Control in Field Corn (Prostko) Been getting a few calls about controlling volunteer peanuts in field corn.  Remember that the volunteer peanuts that emerge from seeds that made it thru the winter and rains are some super tough plants.  A couple of thoughts: Roundup Ready Corn:  Split applications…
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Strongarm/Peanut Questions (by Dr. Prostko)

Strongarm/Peanut Questions (by Dr. Prostko) Had a few questions about Strongarm (diclosulam) use in peanuts yesterday that I thought might be interesting to all: 1) In general, what application method is more effective for weed control in peanut (PPI or PRE)? When averaged over 7 weed species, there was little…
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Using Pesticide Wisely Training- Last Chance

If you have not attended a UPW training and plan to use Dicamba on Cotton then you need to attend one of these trainings. The last chance to get certified for 2019 season will be April 11th and 18th. Using Pesticide Wisely Training (UPW) and Private Pest. License Certification –…
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Getting Home Lawns Ready for Spring Green Up

Getting Home Lawns Ready for Spring Green Up. A spring preemergent herbicide application can help with controlling weeds in lawn. Atrazine Rate 1-2 qt/a Atrazine is a common preemergent herbicide that is used to prevent summer weeds. It can be used to a wide range of broad leaf weeds, sandspur, and…
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Pasture/Hayfield Winter Weed Control

Pasture/Hayfield Winter Weed Control By Andrew Sawyer – Wilcox County ANR Agent Feb 14, 2019 This is the time of the year we need to be applying post-emergent herbicides to our pastures and hayfields for winter weeds. If we have issues with crabgrass, we generally wait until the first of…
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Does 2,4-DB Reduce Sicklepod Seed Production?

By Eric Prostko Had a peanut grower ask me if 2,4-DB applied to large sicklepod plants would have any effect on seed production.  A quick review of the literature would suggest that 2,4-DB applications made at the initial flower to peak flower stages of growth will cause significant reductions in…
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