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Cotton Trust Protocol Meeting

One of the most important initiatives in the Cotton industry in recent years is the “U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol”. This effort is in response to growing demands by the brands, retailers and consumers of U.S. cotton to identify and verify sustainable practices that are environmentally friendly. Preferred fiber lists have…
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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…
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Bulloch County Peanut Shade Tree Meeting

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….
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Scout Your Peanuts for Caterpillars

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…
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Southern Corn Rust Confirmed in Jeff Davis County

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…
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Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean Insect Scout Schools

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…
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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…
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