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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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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Georgia Grain News 6-27-19

6-27-19 By: Rome Ethredge Grains are growing well where we have good rain or irrigation. Corn harvest will begin in a couple of weeks. Lots of corn denting now.  Here’s an ear at ¼ milkline and notice not much dent. This is good as the kernel is so plumped the…
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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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Paraquat Applicators Certification

Paraquat Applicators Certification On March 8, 2019 the EPA released a training that will be required for all new labeled paraquat (late summer – fall of 2019). The training will take about 45 minutes and it is a good training. The reason for the training is in response to 17…
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2019 Auxin Training Requirements.

AUXIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: GEORGIA 2019 NOTICE! U.S. EPA-Industry mandated label changes to dicamba products Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax are now effective for the 2019 growing season. Engenia, FeXapan, XtendiMax 1. As mandated by federal labels, one must hold a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to purchase and use these…
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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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