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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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Ben Hill Peanut On Farm Variety Trial Planted this Week

On Monday we were able to plant the Peanut on Farm Variety trial here in Ben Hill County with producer Kenny Ray Davis. Varieties that are planted in this trial is GA 06Gs, Georgia-18RU, Georgia-16HO, and the new variety Georgia-20VHO. We had great success with last years trial that has…
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Big Rain and Herbicides – (Prostko)

The Big Rain and Herbicides (Prostko) Most of Georgia received a significant rainfall event on April 24, 2021 (Figure 1).  Some areas received more than than 6″.  Consequently, my phone has been ringing off the hook about the potential effects of this precipitation event on herbicides.  Here are a few…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

Greetings! Get any rain?  Growers this morning are probably more concerned with putting their fields back together than with disease, wondering if they need to put out more fertilizer. But diseases and nematodes are certainly an issue NOW.  Examples:  conditions are PERFECT with wet soils for seed rots and seedling…
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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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Peanut Planting Update May 8th

I know everyone is getting bombarded with questions about the weather and planting.   Soil temps around the state are in the high 60’s to high 70’s. The soil should be buffered from a few hours of cold temperatures during the night time as long as we are warming back…
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Row Crop Disease Update Dr. Kemerait

 Thanks to strong efforts from Dr. Joe “The Man” LaForest with Bugwood and Tracey Vellidis, we now have an automated version of “Peanut Rx 2020” on the UGA Peanut Extension website.  I will be putting the current Industry Peanut Rx programs up there as well.  A tremendous “thanks” to Joe…
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