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Oats & Barley Yellow Dwarf

t Last week I found cherry oat aphids in winter grazing. This aphid transmits a virus called Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus.  You may first notice the negative effects of this insect feeding, with discoloration of oats/ryegrass.  It will have discoloration very similar to grass that has experienced frost damage.  Of…
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Vegetable Alert – Possible Resistance Issues in Cucurbit Downy Mildew

I would like to share with you, a vegetable alert I received this week from Hunt Sanders, Disease Management Specialist in UGA Department of Plant Pathology.  Most of you are aware that, Dr. David Langston former UGA Vegetable Plant Pathologist accepted a position with Virginia Tech.  So, in Dr. Langston’s absence, Hunt Sanders…
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Asian Soybean Rust

At this time, Asian Soybean Rust has not been reported in Georgia.  However, as with most crop diseases, conditions are favorable for the development of Asian Soybean Rust and when it appears the disease could develop quickly.  Of course, our weather patterns will be the driving factor behind the spread…
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Target Spot in Cotton

During the past ten years, Target Spot in cotton has continued to increase in Georgia.  Currently, with warm weather, good canopy growth, and scattered rainfall the conditions are favorable for Target Spot.  Of course, when we receive consistent rain showers the cotton experiences better growth and increased periods of leaf…
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Peanut Disease Control

During this time of the season, (50 to 70 days into season) we are at a critical point in our disease management program.  We should continue to maintain our leafspot control programs and implement a good program for prevention of white mold.  We have ideal conditions for disease development and…
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Corn diseases and spray programs

Several weeks ago I talked with many producers about the confirmation findings of Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) in South Georgia.  At that time, I remember stating several times that while we should be aware and scouting for NCLB at least it wasn’t as serious as a confirmation finding of…
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