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Georgia Grain News 6-20-19

by Rome Ethride   Corn Maturity   Corn is really moving as we are finding a lot of older, 90 days or so, corn that is beginning to Dent. So that’s R5 and the next stage is R6 or Black layer. That’s when the water can be cut off because…
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Turfgrass Update

Turfgrass Blog: 2019 Edition Clint Waltz, Ph.D. University of Georgia Turfgrass Specialist June 10, 2019   With the recent dry weather encouraging the use, and possible overuse, of irrigation systems then the recent tropical conditions – rainfall and humidity – I have had several pictures and questions about a jelly-like…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Bob Kemerait

What I think is most important at the moment is white mold on peanuts.  Conditions are red-hot for early outbreaks of white-mold based upon A) very hot temperatures in the recent past and now B) ample rainfall and soil moisture.  Whether banded early season applications of Proline (5.7 fl oz)…
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Help with Horn Flies in Cattle

Help with Horn Flies… Jason Duggin, Southeast Update, May 2019 (Progressive Cattlemen)   The approach to ward off flies is multi-prong and challenging.  However, doing nothing can severely hinder productivity, profits, and herd welfare.  I’ve asked Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Extension Veterinary Entomologist at UGA, to give her tips on horn…
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UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, and Soybeans

UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans Those interested in scouting these row crops should make plans to attend one of the UGA Scout Schools. Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These…
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Thrips Injury and Acephate Rates for Peanut

Thrips Injury and Acephate Rates for Peanut – Worth County Extension May 24, 2019 Please read below from the UGA Peanut Entomology Blog on Thrips Injury and Acephate Rate in peanut. You can subscribe to this blog for updates here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/ Over the years several folks have asked why there is a difference…
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Peanut Weed Update May 23rd

Peanut Weed Control Update for May 23 (Prostko) A few things to think about in regards to peanut weed control given the current weather conditions: 1)  Rainfall events on Mother’s Day Weekend (May 9-13) caused some Valor related peanut problems in many areas of south Georgia (Figure 1).  Since I…
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UGA Weed Update: Approval of Layby Directed and Hooded Row Middle Applications of Engenia, Fexapan, and Xtendimax applications in Cotton and Corn

Layby Directed and Hooded Row Middle Applications of Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax Approved for Use By Georgia Cotton and Soybean Growers. (A.S. Culpepper – UGA and T. Gray – GDA). A state Section 24(c) Special Local Need Label has been approved by the U.S. EPA and Georgia Department of Agriculture…
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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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A Final UPW Meeting for 2019

Georgia Department of Agriculture Announces A Final UPW Meeting for 2019! (Culpepper, UGA and Gray, GDA). A final Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) meeting will be conducted at the Tifton Campus Conference Center onMay 21, 2019 beginning at 1:30 pm. Similar to previous meetings and immediately after the UPW meeting, Extension agents…
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