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Weekly Update 4/30/21

Dicamba Label Update… On April 26, 2021 the U.S. EPA declined Georgia’s 24(C) XtendiMax label request that would have improved grower flexibility when applying this herbicide. Thus, all XtendiMax applications must follow requirements in accordance with the federal label. UGA is committed and excited to work with the GDA and…
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Questions of the Week… April 23, 2021

Topics this week includes infurrow treatments for cotton and peanut. Nitrogen applications and weed control in corn. Thoughts on cotton weed control… BURNDOWN: Palmer amaranth must not be emerged when planting, regardless of cotton cultivar planted.    Standard programs using Valor (before Palmer emergence), Direx, and Gramoxone + Direx are advised….
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What is going on this week? April 16, 2021

Topics this week include sulfur fertilization in corn, tissue sampling in corn, summer annual forages, sampling baleage and lawn burweed. How can I take the paraquat test? Before  mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat, new labels require the completion of on-line training https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-worker-safety/paraquat-dichloride-training-certified-applicators approved by the U.S. EPA.  Thanks to the National…
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Managing Thrips in Cotton…

Thrips infest nearly all cotton acres in Georgia every year.  This is the only insect pest that a preventive insecticide treatment is recommended.  Agronomic and management practices can influence the risk and severity of infestations.  Let’s discuss a few tips on managing thrips in cotton… Use a preventive insecticide at…
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UGA Cotton Newsletter April 2021

The UGA Cotton newsletter is now posted on the UGA Cotton Team website and is available here: http://www.ugacotton.com/vault/file/April-2021-Newsletter.pdf. Articles in this month’s issue include: Using Pesticides Wisely 2021 and Paraquat Training Update (Stanley Culpepper, UGA and JesseKelly and Jennifer Wren, GDA) Considerations for Peak Planter Performance (Simer Virk and Wesley…
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Considerations for Peak Planter Performance

Simerjeet Virk, Extension Precision Ag Specialist, UGA & Wesley Porter, Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist, UGA For peanut growers, this is a perfect time to start inspecting their planters and perform any required maintenance on components to ensure peak planter performance during field operation. Planting mistakes due to improper…
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