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  • Midville Field Day – August 11

    Please click HERE to view flyer in regard to the annual Midville Field Day scheduled for August 11, 2021 at 9:00 am. Information for registering is included on flyer.

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  • Cotton and Peanut Issues

    Cotton Three foliar diseases of cotton; target spot, areolate mildew, and bacterial blight have been found in Georgia.  I saw some areolate mildew in cotton at 4th week of bloom yesterday in the Denmark area (Figure 1 & 2). The best management of areolate mildew and target spot is with judicious and timely fungicide applications.…

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  • There will be a Peanut Shade Tree Meeting on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held at Brannen Family Farms located at 3925 Harville Road, Statesboro, GA 30458. We will meet at the Brannen’s shop. Please park at shop/equipment shelter. GPS Coordinates:  32°21’00.8″N 81°46’17.4″W Dr. Bob Kemerait – Plant Pathologist,…

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  • There will be a Peanut Shade Tree Meeting on Friday, July 30, 2021 at 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held at Brannen Family Farms located at 3925 Harville Road, Statesboro, GA 30458. We will meet at the Brannen’s shop. Please park at shop/equipment shelter. GPS Coordinates:  32°21’00.8″N 81°46’17.4″W Dr. Bob Kemerait – Plant Pathologist,…

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  • Be sure to scout your peanut fields for worms. Farmers have been spraying isolated areas south and west of us recently for tobacco budworms. I visited a peanut field with Greg Sikes and Jason Parker this morning and was surprised to find cabbage loopers and fall armyworms (Figure 1) instead of tobacco budworms. It does…

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  • Southern Corn Rust was confirmed in Jeff Davis County yesterday (June 9). Growers in our area should be on alert. There has not been any Southern Corn Rust found in the sentinel plot in Bulloch County, but if the weather pattern continues to be wet and humid we are definitely at risk. Be prepared to…

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  • Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 7, 2021 in Tifton and June 15, 2021 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures.  The training will serve as an introduction to insect monitoring for new…

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  • Information in this edition should be helpful as peanut planting is well under way and cotton planting more than likely will ramp up next week as long as mother nature cooperates. Hopefully all of you will get this needed rain and temperatures will not drop too low over the next few days. Please click HERE…

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  • State of Georgia Label for XtendiMax

    The state of Georgia Label for XtendiMax was turned down by the EPA. The denial of the label requires Georgia farmers to follow the Federal Label. As you are spraying dicamba (and other pesticides) this year, please be sure to keep it on the target field. Any off-target movement will jeopardize the future use of…

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  • The Virtual Using Pesticides Wisely Trainings (UPW) have been completed; however, there are still applicators that need to be trained. I will offer the video at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture on April 16, April 21 and April 22. The training will begin at 9:00 am and will conclude at 10:15 am. If you…

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