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Peanut and Cotton Disease Update

By Bob Kemerait Peanuts and disease:  Conditions are perfect now for leaf spot disease to occur.  A significant portion of our crop is approaching 30 days after planting and wet fields are likely to keep growers our of the field.  Growers who are delayed making their first application should consider…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Row Crop Disease Update by Bob Kemerait Plenty of disease issues to consider now.  Please let me know if you have questions.    To date, no soybean rust has been found this year in Georgia. To date, no southern corn rust has been found this year in Georgia.  (We have…
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Peanut Update

May, 2018 Peanut Pointers May, 2018 Peanut Pointers Entomology Mark Abney As of 4 May relatively few peanuts are out of the ground, and I have received no reports of thrips injury. Numbers on our thrips traps indicated that tobacco thrips dispersal began around mid-April. Weekly captures remained constant for…
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Zidua in Peanuts

Zidua in Peanuts (Prostko) It appears as though the following statement on the supplemental Zidua peanut label has many people confused: “Apply Zidua as a broadcast spray to peanut from “at-cracking” stage to first true leaf stage through beginning of pod development.”   A few points to consider: a) For…
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Disease Update

By: Bob Kemerait After the rains at the beginning of this week, I expect farmers will soon be moving quickly to start planting cotton, peanuts and soybeans.  There are two important points that I want to remind you of.    Choose planting date as carefully as you can.  Cool wet…
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Checklist for Early-Season Disease Control in Peanuts

Checklist for Early-Season Disease Control Bob Kemerait Disease and nematode management is a critical component of successful peanut production; the foundation for achieving success is established even as the seed is closed in the furrow. Within the next month, the 2018 peanut season will have begun in earnest. In fact,…
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In-Furrow Peanut Decisions

In-Furrow Peanut Decisions   Mar 9, 2018   UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait visited us for our Peanut Production Update. He talked about the decisions that we have to make before the furrow closes. Thanks to Turner County Agent Will Gay who put together this information on these decisions concerning Velum…
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