Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Counter Insecticide

The EPA has granted an emergency use Section 18 for use of Counter 20G on cotton for management of nematodes and thrips. There is concern for the potential for adverse interactions with specific herbicides. Dr. Stanley Culpepper is conducting further studies to refine the potential for interactions. We hope to…
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Hail Damaged Crops

If anyone was around Millen Sunday night, you got to witness a huge hail storm. The majority of the hail was either pea or marble size. However, I have heard reports of golf ball size hail. Nevertheless, any size hail can be detrimental to crops. The two crops that were…
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Thrips Management in Cotton

Thrips have been on the minds of most cotton producers the last two weeks. Thrips infest cotton at emergence and initially feed on the lower surface of cotyledons prior to feeding in the terminal bud of developing seedlings. Cotton seedlings are most susceptible to thrips during early stages of development…
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Irrigation Management Workshop

  If you haven’t started already, it won’t be long before we fire up our center pivot irrigation systems.  The Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission is sponsoring an irrigation workshop on Thursday, May 29 at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture. Workshop topics include: Advanced Irrigation Scheduling, Wireless Technology,…
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Winter Bentgrass in Hay

Winter bentgrass has made its way to hay fields in Jenkins County. Winter bentgrass is a cool season grassy weed that spreads very fast once started and has a tendency to choke emerging bermuda coming out of dormancy. I have only identified this weed in a few fields so far,…
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Warrant + Valor Weed Control in Peanut-Prostko

I have been getting calls about using Warrant in peanut.  Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist does a good job explaining the best use of Warrant. Take-note of number 2 and 4 below: 1) The combination of Valor + Warrant is a perfectly legal/labeled option for GA peanut growers. 2)  Using Warrant…
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Pecan Herbicide Injury

It is the time of year when row-crop farmers declare war on the many weed species that infest their crop. The month of May is the time for many preemerge herbicides to be applied. May is also the time that pecan trees are setting their blooms and beginning their reproductive…
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