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Row Crop Disease Update

Young cotton seedlings wilting and dying soon after emergence with a tell-tale lesion girdling the stem just below the soil line are classic for Rhizoctonia soreshin.  While there may be other causes for seedling death, the lesion just below the soil line and, sometimes, barely visible fungal “threads” in association…
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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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Strongarm Carryover from Peanuts to Field Corn

Strongarm Carryover from Peanuts to Field Corn (Prostko) The 2021 field corn production season has not been great.  Cold, cloudy, wet weather has many farmers scratching their heads about the way some of their fields look.  There are many possible causes of these problems (i.e. fertility, disease, insects, nematodes, weather,…
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Nitrogen Management in Corn

Nitrogen Management in Corn… To increase the efficiency of nitrogen recovery during the season, split applications of nitrogen are recommended. Apply 25 to 30 percent of the projected nitrogen needs before or at planting. The remaining nitrogen can be applied side dress and/or injected through the center pivot systems (fertigation)….
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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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Big Rain and Herbicides – (Prostko)

The Big Rain and Herbicides (Prostko) Most of Georgia received a significant rainfall event on April 24, 2021 (Figure 1).  Some areas received more than than 6″.  Consequently, my phone has been ringing off the hook about the potential effects of this precipitation event on herbicides.  Here are a few…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

Greetings! Get any rain?  Growers this morning are probably more concerned with putting their fields back together than with disease, wondering if they need to put out more fertilizer. But diseases and nematodes are certainly an issue NOW.  Examples:  conditions are PERFECT with wet soils for seed rots and seedling…
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