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July Begins the “Red Zone” for Target Spot

July Begins the “Red Zone” for Target Spot Kemerait The Debate. I recently followed a thread on social media where the need for applying fungicides to cotton for control of target spot was debated. As you might imagine, opinions were varied from “yes we are going to spray” to “spraying…
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Scouting and Managing Silverleaf Whiteflies in Cotton

Silverleaf Whitefly Management a Priority Roberts Silverleaf whiteflies (SLWF) are being observed in areas which have historically had infestations. A few localized fields have exceeded threshold and been treated. These infestations are much earlier than normal and likely are a result of increased winter survival due to the lack of…
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PGR Decision Guide (Use only as a guide)

The total number of nodes present on a cotton plant can be used to assess plant vigor or to provide an indication of stage of development. To get an accurate count of total nodes, it is necessary to start at the first true leaf node above the cotyledons (node 1)…
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Peanut Weed Update June 30th

Peanut Weed Control Update – June 30 Just a few comments based upon recent phone calls/texts/e-mails:1) Be on the lookout out for pink purslane (Portulaca pilosa).  Best options for control at this time are either Ultra Blazer or Cobra (yes, these herbicides will burn peanuts). Do not spray Ultra Blazer or…
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Row Crops Disease Update July 6th

Corn: southern corn rust until the crop reaches R6 hard-dough stage. Soybeans:  this week we have found soybean rust in KUDZU in Turner and Wheeler Counties.  Growers should, in my opinion, apply some fungicide  by R3, especially if they can piggy-back on a Dimilin application. Cotton: be watching for target…
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New Liberty 24 (c) State Label to Help Georgia Cotton Farmers

New Liberty 24 (c) State Label to Help Georgia Cotton Farmers (Culpepper) As a result of great team work with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and BASF, Georgia cotton farmers have a new Liberty label allowing shortened intervals between sequential Liberty applications which can improve weed control. Research has shown…
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Scout For Tarnished Plant Bug

Scout for Tarnished Plant Bugs (Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension Entomologist) Yes, we too have some selected areas of plant bug issues. Brandon Phillips Crop Consultant shared his plant bug numbers from previous sweep net counts above threshold and a 65% square retention (85% square retention or better is desired). Unlike…
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Cotton Weed Control Thoughts

Cotton Weed Control Thoughts (Pulled From Irwin County Newsletter) (Use only labeled products and follow all labeled directions and restrictions): Scenario One: Large pigweed with enough in-crop dicamba for two applications: Spray labeled Roundup + dicamba immediately, wait 7 to 10 days and then make a second application; 12 days…
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