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Late Season Peanut Info

Estimating Dig Date – Getting the Sample. To pull a sample from a field, pick at least 3 – 4 representative locations in a field.  Pull up about 4 adjacent plants (clump of 4-5 tap roots) from each location; keep the plants (clumps) from each location separate.  Take one plant…
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Cotton Defoliation Update

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Cook Extension Ag Update 8/10/21

Peanut Insect Update – Mark Abney UGA Extension Peanut Entomologist The insects (and mites) that really matter in peanut are greatly affected by rainfall. In this yearof pretty consistent rain, lesser cornstalk borer is unlikely to pose a serious threat to theGeorgia peanut crop. If the rainfall continues we will…
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Cotton Target Spot

from Bob Kemerait UGA Plant Disease Specialist Recent wet weather, high humidity, and excellent growth of the cotton crop are really bringing this fungal  disease on now.  Here are some important points to share with your growers: 1. Look for initial spots deep in the interior of the canopy.  Note…
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Delayed Peanut Fungicide Spray Considerations

Dr. Bob Kemerait – UGA Peanut Disease Specialist Delays in fungicide applications now could easily create disease management problems throughout the rest of the season.  There are no “silver bullets”; however it is hoped that this information will be of benefit. The KEYS here are:  1) get a good fungicide…
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New Cook County, UGA Weather Station

A UGA weather station was installed about 3 weeks ago for Cook County in Sparks. Cook Co is now part of the UGA Weather Network. You can access real time weather data (air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, soil temperature at 2, 4, and 8…
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Cotton Target Spot

Conditions are ripe for target spot in cotton now. Growers are advised to begin carefully scouting a cotton crop at the approach of the first week of bloom, checking the lower canopy for tell-tale symptomatic leaves. If target spot is not identified after careful scouting, growers may delay a fungicide…
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Peanut and Corn Fungicide Decisions

From UGA Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait here are fungicide applications considering favorable wet weather, delays in applications, corn and peanuts in vulnerable growth stages: “1.  Corn growers with a pre-tassel crop or one already denting? Don’t spray. 2. Corn growers Macon and north- watch and wait. 3. Corn…
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Tobacco Budworm in Peanuts

These worms have been found sporadically in some peanut fields in Cook County and in counties in our area. Because they are there doesn’t mean instant insecticide application especially since what would be used is very costly, and young peanuts have a high tolerance to defoliation. Prevathon, Steward, Radiant, Blackhawk…
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