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  • Before Micheal hit some agents were able to get out and collect some yield loss samples from Ben Hill and neighboring counties. The samples are being processed and we should have some yield loss estimates soon. Below are some before and after photos of 2 cotton fields I was able to sample.

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  • The damage from the storm to agriculture is horrendous in many places and in many others, even where the crop looks “OK” from 70 mph on the highway, the true story lies in the snowy lint covering the ground, losses in many places a bale, or much more. From a disease management standpoint, the storm…

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  • Row Crop Disease Update by: Bob Kemerait Like they say, “no rest for the weary.”  It looked like we were going to be able to get out of this with fairly dry weather and then here comes the potential for a tropical storm.  If the path of the storm continues, it should hit sometime late…

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  • Cotton Defoliation Considerations for 2018 (Freeman and Whitaker)   Most of our early planted cotton is quickly approaching (and has approached in some areas) time for defoliation. Cotton defoliation tends to be one of the most important aspects of cotton production each year. Timing and product selection are two of the more critical components regarding…

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  • I was in hay fields last week working on Bermuda Stem Maggot trials for our post doc Dr. Lisa Baxter. While in the fields I had to use a sweep net to capture stem maggot flies to help estimate numbers. While sampling for flies I was finding army worm numbers well above threshold. See Pics…

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  • This year has been a challenging year to make hay. About 5 years ago, we had a similar challenging year (even worse that year) and we ended up having a lot of cattle starving to death with a belly full of hay that was too fibrous to digest. So, PLEASE, encourage your producers to sample…

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  • Row Crop Disease Update, Kemerait Soybeans: Asian soybean rust is still lightly scattered from Decatur County to Appling County, but has only been found so far in KUDZU.  Soybean rust is certainly not a major problem at the moment; however it could become so.  Management options are to protect the crop with a fungicide sometime…

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  • Disease Management is Critical in August for Peanut Farmers Bob Kemerait There is not a peanut farmer in the state of Georgia, at least a successful one, who doesn’t recognize the threat from diseases and nematodes to his or her crop and who doesn’t recognize the importance of a good management program. Still, growers often…

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  • On Wednesday September 5th 2018 in Tifton, GA the UGA Cotton and Peanut Teams will be hosting 2018’s UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day.  This annual event provides an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about our two most widely planted row crops here in Georgia.   We have planned…

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