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Current Cotton and Peanut Issues

With the hot and mostly dry weather throughout much of the season and now wet and humid conditions, it is becoming evident that the weather has been ideal for disease. PEANUT:¬† White mold is becoming more and more noticeable in many peanut fields in the county – the hot temperatures,…
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Silverleaf Whiteflies in Cotton

Silverleaf whiteflies (SLWF) have been in some cotton fields in our area for the past few weeks in low numbers. Hopefully rain showers will continue to get to everyone and beat the adults down. However, I am noticing an uptick in some fields. There are a couple of handouts that…
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Annual Midville Field Day (Virtual) – August 12

The Annual Midville Field Day will be virtual this year and available to view on August 12, 2020. Participants need to be registered before the event begins to receive pesticide and CCA credit. Please click HERE to register for the event, especially if you want to receive credit hours.
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Cotton Aphid Fungus

Aphids have really increased in numbers over the past week or so in many cotton fields in the county. However, I¬†observed the cotton aphid fungus in a cotton field I visited today near Leefield. It looked like it was just getting started, so hopefully many of the fields with high…
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EPA Offers Clarity to Farmers in Recent Court Decision of Dicamba

Please read the information below provided by Dr. Culpepper and click on link to view press release from EPA. Dicamba (A. S. Culpepper). Just a few moments ago, the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the…
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Cotton and Peanuts; Plant or Not Plant?

Planting time is here, but current weather conditions seem to make us question what we are doing. Hopefully, by next Tuesday we will be out of this cold snap. Until then you may or may not change a thing about planting, irrigating, disease control or nematode control, but need to…
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