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Jeremy Kichler

  • Tips on using Liberty!!

    I have had a few questions about using Liberty in cotton weed control programs.  Growers need to preserve this technology because it will play a key role in weed control programs in the foreseeable future. It is important to use residual herbicides in Liberty based programs and growers should try to only make two applications…

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  • ‘Desirable’ Bark Flaking Off

    Below are a few words from Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, about bark flaking off. I get calls every year about ‘Desirable’ pecan trees on which the bark is peeling off or sloughing off in large chunks. While it occurs on other cultivars, this is a common occurrence and yet another quirk of ‘Desirable’.…

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  • Below is information from J. Michael Moore, UGA Tobacco Specialist, about the Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour. See the following link for the general Schedule and for Registration information. https://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/tobacco/tours/index.html Thank you for Registering using the website registration form. Check back often as this page will be updated as the information becomes available. The specific schedule and…

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  • 2015 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

    2015 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day Thursday June 18, 2015 University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center, Tifton, Georgia   TENTATIVE PROGRAM 7:30 am Registration 8:00 am Welcome 8:15 am Tour of variety test plots 9:40 am return to conference center 10:00 am Silage inoculants (35 minutes) – Dr. Zvi Weinberg, Volcani Institute, Israel…

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  • Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, has this information to pass on to pecan producers. The American Pecan Board has released a draft of the Federal marketing order for pecans. It can be found at the link below: Source: American Pecan Board Releases Draft of Federal Marketing Order for Pecans

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  • Thrips report from Tifton Peanut Test Plots

    Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, gives us an update on observations from his peanut plots in Tifton. We have a couple peanut thrips trials that were planted on 24 April on the UGA Bowen Farm in Tifton that are currently experiencing moderate thrips pressure. These trials have treatments that include phorate (Thimet) in-furrow, imidacloprid…

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  • Chlorothalonil suggestions in peanuts.

    Chlorothalonil is an important fungicide for management of leaf spot diseases of peanut, a shortage could have a significant effect on our growers.  Below are some recommendations for dealing with challenges that could occur. The first two applications of chlorothalonil (30 and 40 DAP, days after planting) can be removed IF Proline, 5.7 lf oz/A…

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  • It is going to happen to cotton growers sooner or later.  Growers are going to have Palmer amaranth escapes and how we deal with them is important and can impact the bottom line. Starting off clean during planting time is critical when trying to manage glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth.  Situations are going to come up and below…

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  • Early Season Peanut Irrigation

    Peanuts are going in the ground and a rain will be needed soon in the Colquitt County area.  I have received a question or two about watering peanuts.  Wesley Porter, UGA Irrigation Specialist, says “However, early May has brought some very good weather for both planting and emergence.  We have had adequate rainfall and enough…

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  • Tips on Managing Sugar Cane Aphid!!

    Last year sorghum producers struggled with sugarcane aphid in Colquitt County.  I received questions about how to manage sugarcane aphid and some fields were treated for this pest. Dr. David Buntin, UGA Entomologist, has some management tips for sugarcane aphid. Management Practices for SCA Aphid 1) Plant early – Although the aphid was not in Georgia…

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