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Rain Delays and Weed Control (Prostko)

Rain Delays and Weed Control (Prostko) Recent rains over the last few days at the UGA Ponder Farm (1.75″+) have kept me out of the field for today so I thought it would be a good time to squeeze in a quick blog. The frequent rain showers we have had…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

2021 Row Crop Disease Update 21 July 20, 2021 Greetings- Since sending out recommendations on disease management opportunities for peanut, I have been asked a couple of questions that I think will be of common interest to many, so I’ll try to answer them here.  It is important to remember…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

2021 Row Crop Disease Update 19 July Greetings: Peanut:  Many of our peanut fields have reached, or are rapidly approaching, 60 days after planting.  During this time of the season it is important to protect a peanut crop from white mold and from leaf spot diseases.  Currently, rainfall has been…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

Weather continues to be extremely favorable for infection and development of disease in our row crops.  Rain is a very good thing and I don’t want all of it to go away, but rain now is not only resulting in development of disease but also keeping growers (and me) from…
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Sunbelt Expo Field Day

Sunbelt Expo Field Day – Please make plans to attend the 2021 Expo Field Day. The Field Day will be conducted in the same drive-through format as 2020. Registration for the event will occur when you arrive and pull up to begin self-guided drive through tour. Representatives will be available…
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Peanut Weed Control Update – Prostko

Just a few things I thought you might be interested in seeing from my research plots over the last few days (a la Dr. Bob K., the E-Mail King of Georgia):  1) The most effective weed control program (in any crop) happens by starting clean, using a strong residual program…
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Tobacco Budworm in Peanut

Tobacco Budworm has been found at threshold levels in a few fields in Ben Hill and surrounding counties. Scouting is important. If you are not scouting for foliage feeders it may be a good time to take a look. I have checked a few fields around the county but have…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

1.  Rain will continue to delay timely fungicide applications for our peanuts, corn, and possibly soybeans. When we can get back in the field, careful selection of fungicides with systemic and curative activity is increasingly important. 2. This weather should both flair infections and development of diseases and facilitate spread….
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Mixing Order of Pesticides is Important (Prostko)

Mixing Order of Pesticides is Important (Prostko) This is a friendly reminder to all young and old extension agents that the tank-mixing order/sequence of pesticides is very important.  I discussed this topic in a previous UGA Weed Science Blog (Tank-Mixing – April 4, 2018) so check that one out so I do…
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Dicamba Label Update

Dicamba Label Update… On April 26, 2021 the U.S. EPA declined Georgia’s 24(C) XtendiMax label request that would have improved grower flexibility whenapplying this herbicide. Thus, all XtendiMax applications must follow requirements in accordance with the federal label. UGA iscommitted and excited to work with the GDA and the U….
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