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  • Topics included in the Southeast Georgia Pecan Press newsletter include: I have received a question or two about drift on pecan trees. The “Herbicide Injury of Pecan” publication has good information on this subject. In this blog post, Dr. Wells explains what is most likely to happen in these situations along with his and Dr.…

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  • Current Situation: Cotton and peanut planting is in high gear. Rainfall amounts over the weekend in Colquitt County ranged from 0.25 to over 2 inches. The illustration below shows rainfall estimates for the area. The corn crop ranges from 1 leaf to V8, and there have been numerous questions about yellow corn. Grasshoppers in strip…

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  • Current Situation: Drier weather has set in over the last week and the forecast for the next week mirrors the same thing. Growers started planting cotton and peanuts this past week. The area corn crop ranges from just planted to V8. Corn irrigation schedule: The UGA Irrigation reference guide for corn, cotton, peanut and soybean…

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  • Thistles can reduce forage yield and delay spring transition of warm season grasses. Thistles can produce large amounts of seed, sometimes up to 4,000 seed per plant. For growers trying to manage the seed bank, please implement control strategies before flowering. Several different thistles are found in pastures, which can include Bull thistle (Carduss vulgare),…

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  • If anybody needs to take paraquat training, there are several training webinars in the next few weeks. The illustration below shows when the free training will be held. This training is required every 3 years for applicators. You can registrar for one of the free up coming trainings here. Only one registrant per online webinar…

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  • Over the weekend, I fielded a few questions about the potential use of a Roundup + Liberty tank-mixture for weed control in field corn.  A few years ago, I was not really a huge fan of this tank-mix because I was worried about possible antagonism (i.e. less weed control) since they are very different herbicides. …

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  • In the last 2 days, many locations in south Georgia received lots of rain (Figure 1).  Thus, I have been getting many texts and telephone calls about what might happen to any PRE herbicides that were applied to field corn.  In general, I would say that if runoff/washing was minimal, there is a good chance that…

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  • Last week was another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The weather forecast this week calls for increased rain chance for the middle part of the week. Cool, wet weather has challenged corn growers. Emily Watson is planning a Farmer Input Meeting on April 19, 2024. This meeting will be held at the Colquitt County…

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  • Cutleaf eveningprimrose and wild radish have traditionally been troublesome weeds to manage in reduced-till fields. The most effective and economical option for controlling primrose and radish is an application of 2,4-D alone or mixed with any Roundup mixture (such as Roundup + Valor) at least 30 days before planting. For primrose, 2,4-D at 12 oz/A…

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  • Paraquat Trainings 2024

    Last week at the Using Pesticides Wisely training, Dr. Culpepper mentioned that information about paraquat training will be out this week. If you need paraquat training, then there are several webinar and in-person opportunities soon. Dr. Bart Clewis, Syngenta’s Senior Stewardship Manager, will be presenting six free webinars over the next three weeks. The dates…

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