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Peanut Entomology- Abney

Peanut Entomology AbneyThe insects (and mites) that really matter in peanut are greatly affected by rainfall. In this year of pretty consistent rain, lesser cornstalk borer is unlikely to pose a serious threat to the Georgia peanut crop. If the rainfall continues we will also get a reprieve from two…
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Managing Target Spot and Areolate Mildew in Cotton Kemerait

Managing Target Spot and Areolate Mildew in Cotton KemeraitTarget spot (Corynespora cassiicola) and areolate mildew (Ramulariopsis gossyppii) are the two most important diseases affecting cotton in Georgia later in the growing season. For both target spot and areolate mildew, judicious use of fungicides not only protects the crop, but can…
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2 Ways to Improve Fungicide Spray Coverage and Canopy Penetration

2 Ways to Improve Fungicide Spray Coverage and Canopy Penetration Aug 9, 2021 | Written by Simerjeet Virk and Bob Kemerait For peanut growers, timely and effective fungicide applications throughout the season are an important tool to manage and protect yield from diseases like white mold and leaf spot. Considering the recent rains and wet…
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Sunbelt Expo Field Day Is Now Virtual

Sunbelt Expo Field Day That Was Rescheduled for Thursday August 12, 2021 is now VIRTUALIt is with much disappointment that the 2021 Field Day scheduled as an in-person event for August 12 has been changed to a VIRTUAL ONLY experience.While we have given every effort to host the event as…
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Row Crop Disease Update

A few important updates. 1. Soybean rust now confirmed in soybean sentinel plots in Midville, Burke County.  Payton Sapp could only keep this disease at bay for so long from his county.  His daughter would have shut the disease down.  She is a fighter; gets that from her mother.  …
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Cotton Fertilizer Information

Cotton Fertilizer InformationCotton planting is scattered across our planting window. Abundant rainfall has hampered and or prevent entry to many infield procedures this year. Please refer to the 2021 UGA Cotton Production Guide here http://www.ugacotton.com/production-guide/ for details. Sidedress N between first square and first bloom depending on growth and color…
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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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