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What’s going on this week? June 25, 2021

Cotton:  The cotton crop in the area ranges from just emerging to first bloom.  Aphid populations seem to be building in some areas in the county.  Aphids will typically build moderate to high numbers and eventually crash due to a naturally occurring fungus, Neozygites fresenii.  This fungal epizootic typically occurs…
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Questions of the week (Memorial Day)…

Current Situation: Happy Memorial Day! The majority of the cotton and peanut crop is planted. Corn is reaching critical moisture requirements as the crop is approaching tassel and pollination. Peanut growers are asking about cracking spray options. Cotton growers are starting to apply weed control and thrips pressure has been…
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Peanut Cracking Sprays

 I have had a few questions about cracking spray treatments on peanut. Below are a few words from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Specialist on this subject. Peanut growers should now be evaluating the success of their PRE weed control programs and deciding on the need for early postemergence or…
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2021 Using Pesticide Wisely Trainings

Hello, Information about Using Pesticide Wisely Trainings have just been released and is discussed below.  The announcement about the UPW trainings can be obtained Below. AUXIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – GEORGIA 2021 Engenia, FeXapan, Tavium, XtendiMax All applicators driving the tractor/sprayer applying these herbicides must attend Using Pesticides Wisely during 2021…
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