Ben Hill County Ag

Peanut Post-emergence weed control and tank mixing

Peanut Post-emergence Weed Control and Tank Mixing Jun 20, 2019 | Written by Bryce Sutherland We are in the 30-45 days after planting range for a lot of peanuts in the county. A lot of people are going to use Cadre + 2,4-DB based off the phone calls. If grass is an issue in your…
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Thrips Injury and Acephate Rates for Peanut

Thrips Injury and Acephate Rates for Peanut – Worth County Extension May 24, 2019 Please read below from the UGA Peanut Entomology Blog on Thrips Injury and Acephate Rate in peanut. You can subscribe to this blog for updates here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/ Over the years several folks have asked why there is a difference…
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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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Weed Control Update – July 16th

Weed Control Update – July 16 (Prostko) A few things to consider based upon what I am seeing and hearing in the field: 1) Field corn harvest is just about to start or will start soon depending upon the county.  Growers who have annual morningglory problems might want to consider…
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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 Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, and Soybeans

UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans Those interested in scouting these row crops should make plans to attend one of the UGA Scout Schools. Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These…
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Peanut Weed Update May 23rd

Peanut Weed Control Update for May 23 (Prostko) A few things to think about in regards to peanut weed control given the current weather conditions: 1)  Rainfall events on Mother’s Day Weekend (May 9-13) caused some Valor related peanut problems in many areas of south Georgia (Figure 1).  Since I…
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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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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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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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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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