Ben Hill County Ag

Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon: Second Phase

Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon: Second Phase By Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent May 11, 2018   This has been a good week for fusarium with not much showing up. This is because our temperatures are increasing. However, UGA Vegetable Pathologist Dr. Bahbesh Dutta the second phase will come at…
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Phylloxera and Casebearer Update

Phylloxera and Casebearer Update May 17, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells   Phylloxera damage has become very noticeable this week. If you see galls on the leaves like the image below, that is phylloxera damage. Stem phylloxera (a separate species) shows up as galls in the stems or nuts and is much…
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Tank Mixing Questions and Answers

Tank-Mixing by Dr. Prostko Tank-mixing pesticides can be rather complicated especially when numerous products will be mixed.  Here are a few questions and answers based upon some recent inquiries that I have received: 1) Can I tank-mix Prowl EC and Prowl H20? I have never have done this in my…
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What is Acuron and Shieldex herbicides?

Written By: Eric Prostko   What is ACURON herbicide? Acuron, from Syngenta, is a mixture of s-metolachlor + atrazine + mesotrione + bycyclopyrone registered for use in field corn, seed corn, silage corn, sweet corn, and yellow popcorn.  Acuron can be applied preemergence or postemergence depending upon the type of corn.  I have…
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Best Nozzle to use for Soil Applied Residual Herbicides

Written By: Dr. Eric Prostko  What is the best nozzle to use for soil applied residual herbicides? Generally, nozzle type is not as critical with soil applied residual herbicides when compared to postemergence herbicides.  For many years, I used a flat fan nozzle (11002DG) for all my weed control trials. …
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Pecan Herbicide Strip Applications

Herbicide Strip Applications Mar 20, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells Its time to burn down those herbicide strips in pecan orchards in preparation for the growing season. There are many combinations of herbicide applications you could use. Here are a few for trees of different ages: Trees 1-2 Yrs: At budbreak: Glufosinate +…
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3 Common Questions from Turner County Agent

3 Common Questions By Will Gay Turner County Ag Agent Mar 15, 2018   See questions below What is the mixing order for different formulations? Answer: From first to last: Wettable Powders—Dispersible Granules—Flowables—Emulsifiable Concentrates—Solutions. If you do not know what these formulations mean, I would encourage you to look them…
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