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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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Preparing for Peanut Planting Season

Preparing for planting season Scott Monfort and Scott Tubbs April is upon us and many growers are busy preparing ground for planting peanut. Growers need to be aware of seed quality and the weather/soil conditions at planting in order to achieve adequate plant stand establishment. Stand establishment sets the overall…
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Free Pivot Testing with the Mobile Irrigation Lab

Pivot Testing: The Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL) Cade Cloud This is a free service that is offered by the University of Georgia in which our water educators will come and conduct a pivot uniformity test on a farmer’s irrigation system. Uniformity is also extremely important for growers that fertigate or…
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Cotton & Peanut Winter Weed Burndown

Cotton & Peanut Winter Weed Burndown Thanks to Worth County Ag Agent Bryce Southerland who wrote information on burndown leading to cotton on his blog at Worth County Ag News. It is the time of the year where growers are getting ready to prepare cotton land by burning down winter weeds…
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Georgia Climate Outlook

Outlook for spring and summer 2019 in Georgia Mar 13, 2019 | Written by Pam Knox It’s been a while since I posted a climate outlook for Georgia, but I’ve gotten a few requests so here you go. Summary:  Temperatures for the next two weeks are expected to be cooler than normal. Temperatures…
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Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Applications Due

Georgia Peanut Achievement Club – It is time to prepare entries for the 2019 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club (GPAC). I hope you will consider entering your 2018 peanut farming efforts in this year’s club. Fifteen winners will be chosen. One statewide winner in each of the three acre categories (100-299.9…
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