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Southern Corn Rust Confirmed

After taking a look under the microscope with one of Burke County’s growers, and discussing with Dr. Kemerait – we have confirmed that Southern Rust is in Burke County. Again, Southern Corn Rust pustules appear primarily on the top side of the leaf!  They are round and more dense than Common Rust….
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Corn Disease Update

Southern Corn Rust has been found in Georgia!  According to Dr. Kemerait, and Dr. Noland, Southern Corn Rust has been spotted in Mitchell and Tift County. Southern Corn Rust infects the leaves making the plant incapable of producing sugars through photosynthesis, which reduces yield potential.  It will also drain the stalks of strength…
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Soil Moisture in Cover Crops

UGA Extension Agricultural Water Efficiency Team has partnered with Trellis to conduct a soil moisture and irrigation program – the goal for this project is to help local growers learn ways to conserve water and apply water more effectively as well as efficiently. Last year Burke County Participated in the…
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