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Target Spot in Cotton

I identified some target spot in a few irrigated cotton fields in the county this afternoon (August 2) that were in the fourth week of bloom. I know that it is currently HOT and DRY, but past rain events in some locations (and irrigation), humidity and good cotton growth in…
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Areolate Mildew in Cotton

I saw some areolate mildew in cotton at 5th week of bloom earlier today in Bulloch County (Figure 1). The best management of areolate mildew is with judicious and timely fungicide applications. Cotton can be effected by areolate mildew until within four weeks of defoliation. When defoliation reaches 25% or…
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Diuron Herbicide Under EPA Review

I am sure by now you have heard that diuron herbicide is under review by the EPA. Access to diuron herbicide is in danger of being lost. Click HERE to view a letter of support (Dr. Stanley Culpepper has written a document that counter’s the EPA’s argument) for the value…
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Cotton and Peanut Issues

Cotton The cotton aphid fungus is showing up in cotton fields in Bulloch County – finally. Please view comments below provided by Dr. Phillip Roberts about stink bug management in cotton: Southern green and brown stink bugs are the two most common stink bugs infesting Georgia cotton. Both have sucking…
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Aphids in Cotton

Cotton aphid numbers were slow to get started this year, but have been increasing rapidly over the last couple of weeks. Aphids generally build to moderate/high numbers and eventually crash due to a naturally occurring fungus. This fungal epizootic typically occurs in our area in early/mid-July. Once the aphid fungus…
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Heads Up on Peanuts and Southern Corn Rust

I hope everyone will get a much needed rain. I know there were some scattered showers that moved through last night and hopefully all will get some rain soon. PEANUTS With the hot and dry weather be sure you are checking your peanuts for Lesser Cornstalk Borer. Please view comments…
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Farmer Roundtable with Congressman Rick Allen

Event: Farmer Roundtable with Congressman Rick Allen Location: Bulloch County Center for Agriculture Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Congressman Rick Allen and his staff will be coming to the Bulloch County Extension Office on Friday, June 17 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This…
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Southern Corn Rust Confirmed in Wayne County

Southern corn rust was confirmed yesterday (June 1) in Wayne County on early planted corn at R3/R4 growth stage. 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…
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