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Row Crop Update (6/24/22)

The extremely hot and dry weather has brought on some unique challenges other than just inadequate soil moisture. Certain pests thrive in certain conditions, and we are seeing evidence of that in multiple crops. Cotton I am seeing isolated fields with two-spotted spider mite infestations in cotton. Spider mites are…
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Wheat Update (4/8/2022)

Much of our wheat crop is heading now and flowering if it has not already. I am still not seeing enough frost damage to speak of. We are at a critical point where we should be making a decision on whether or not to spray a fungicide for Fusarium Head…
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Wheat Update (3/23/2022)

Fortunately most of the wheat planted for grain was in the jointing stage when we got the heavy frost a couple weekends ago. I checked some at the end of last week that was in the jointing stage, and it looked to have handled the frost fine. I cut the…
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Cotton and Corn Update (7/22/21)

Cotton Overall, the cotton crop looks good to date, with the exception of a few areas where fruit retention is poor. I have been discussing this with many people around the state, and we are not alone. I believe that the poor retention is due to a combination of plant…
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Row Crop Update (6/4/21)

Cotton and Peanuts It has been relatively quiet in terms of disease and insects with the exception of thrips. Thrips damage is evident in nearly every cotton and peanut field I have been in. Many of you have already treated fields; some even behind AgLogic. I believe this is due…
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2020 Bleckley County Cotton Seeding Rate Trial

The following link will carry you to a powerpoint recording of the trial data from the cotton seeding rate trial I conducted with Judson and Mark Herrington this year. I had hoped to present this at our cotton meeting, but because we are not having in-person meetings, I thought this…
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2020 On-Farm Peanut Variety Trials

There were on-farm peanut variety trials in Berrien, Early, Bulloch, Tattnall, Ben Hill, Grady, Worth, Pulaski, Miller, and Mitchell counties. The first 2 graphics below are yield and grade averages from all of the above-mentioned counties. The final graphic is yield averages from the Pulaski County trial. There were also…
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