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  • Target Spot in Cotton

    I identified target spot in an irrigated cotton field Friday afternoon (August 11) in the county that was in the fourth week of bloom. Recent rain events, high humidity and good cotton growth is ideal for it and areolate mildew to start showing up. Be sure to scout your cotton for target spot (Figure 1…

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  • There will be a Peanut Shade Tree Meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held at Hal and Colby Cromley’s Farm located at 10137 Brooklet-Denmark Road, Brooklet, GA 30415. We will meet at their shop. GPS Coordinates:  32.376719, -81.674778 Dr. Bob Kemerait – Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Eric Prostko – Extension Weed…

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  • There will be a Peanut Shade Tree Meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2023 at 10:00 am.  The meeting will be held at Hal and Colby Cromley’s Farm located at 10137 Brooklet-Denmark Road, Brooklet, GA 30415. We will meet at their shop. GPS Coordinates:  32.376719, -81.674778 Dr. Bob Kemerait – Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Eric Prostko – Extension Weed…

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  • Cotton: I saw some areolate mildew in cotton at 5th week of bloom yesterday 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 so – the chances of…

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  • Midville Field Day – August 9

    Please click HERE to view flyer in regard to the annual Midville Field Day scheduled for August 9, 2023 at 9:00 am. Information for registering is included on flyer.

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  • Please see below agenda for the meeting to be held in Statesboro at the NeSmith-Lane Conference Center on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Late registration can be done on site when you arrive. Please call if you have questions.

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  • We have an opportunity to attend the 2023 Georgia Cotton Commission Meeting and UGA Cotton Pre-Harvest Workshop close to home – in our backyard. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity and show our appreciation by attending. Please see below agenda for the meeting to be held in Statesboro at the NeSmith-Lane Conference Center on Wednesday,…

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  • Southern corn rust was confirmed this week in Appling County. Corn should be protected from southern corn rust from very early tassel through the dough stage (R6) of development. Please click HERE to view fungicides listed in the 2023 GA Pest Management Handbook labeled for managing southern corn rust. They are listed on page 62-63. Be sure you…

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  • Please click HERE to view information provided by Dr. Phillip Roberts in regard to higher plant bug numbers being found in this years cotton crop.

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  • Southern corn rust was confirmed today in Clinch and Grady counties. This is about two weeks later than it normally  shows up in Georgia. These are the first finds in Georgia. Southern corn rust was recently found in Calhoun County, Florida also. There has not been any southern corn rust found in the sentinel plot in Bulloch County…

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