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Row Crop Fertility Update – Harris

Glen Harris here with some requested comments on how getting a “pile” of rain (I have another word for it) can affect fertilizer plans for 2021 Georgia cotton… The good news… I don’t think there is reason to panic…for a number of reasons: Even if you already put out your…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait

CORN- attached picture is sent to me from by our buddy and former agent Eddie Beasley.  Eddie tells me that stunting in this picture is associated with soil counts of both root-knot and stubby-root nematodes in areas of poor growth and vigor.  This image is nearly identical to images sent…
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Row Crop Disease Update- Kemerait

Planting of cotton and peanuts will begin to ramp-up in the coming weeks.  Important that growers pay careful attention to soil conditions, especially soil temps.  Soil moisture is very important, especially for non-irrigated fields, but so is soil temperatures.  At least that’s what our Corn, Cotton, and Peanut team leaders…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Dr. Kemerait

Just a few notes this morning: Rain expected today and Saturday across much of southern Georgia will bring cool, wet soils that are perfect for seedling diseases in cotton and peanut.  So, in my opinion, best to wait.  I think Dr. Monfort and Dr. Hand would agree that planting either…
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Thrips Management – Roberts

Thrips Management (Phillip Roberts): Thrips are consistent pests of cotton, infesting nearly all cottonacres planted in Georgia each year. Thrips are the only insect pest of cotton that a preventive insecticide isrecommended. We consistently observe a positive yield response to at-plant insecticides used for thripscontrol. A reactive approach based on…
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It’s Go Time (Cotton) – Camp Hand

It’s go time (Camp Hand): It is that time of year again – the planting conditions calculator says“excellent”, meaning that cotton planting is imminent. I know many people are excited to officially put2020 in the rear-view mirror, but in the words of Lee Corso (college football analyst), “Not so fast…
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Considerations for Peak Planter Performance (Simer Virk and Wesley Porter):

Considerations for Peak Planter Performance (Simer Virk and Wesley Porter): For cotton growers,this is a perfect time to start inspecting planters and perform any required maintenance on components toensure peak planter performance during field operation. Planting mistakes due to improper setup andmaintenance can lead to costly emergence penalties that impact…
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