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Peanut Maturity

Based on maturity checks and field visits, peanut maturity has slowed due to cooler nights and dry soil. Leaf spot is becoming more obvious. When plants have lost 50% or more of their leaves, that’s a trigger to dig. In some fields, vine condition will determine digging date. Below are…
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Cotton Defoliation and Pecan Irrigation

Cotton Defoliation – Camp Hand We will start off cool early in the week and get back into highs near 90 by Friday. Rates need to be adjusted accordingly. At this point, with as cool as it will be through Wednesday, I’m comfortable using Ginstar (thidiazuron + diuron). Generally I…
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Harvest and Tropical Weather

On peanuts:  “Only dig the risky fields from disease, poor stem strength etc, over mature with nuts coming loose in hull. If vines are healthy leave them in the ground until the storm passes.” Dr. Scott Monfort. On cotton:  “If your crop has been defoliated in the last week, pick…
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Cotton Defoliation 9/20/22

Below is from Dr. Camp Hand UGA Cotton Agronomist sent yesterday 9/19/22. As we look at the forecast this week, we are going to be going back above 90. With all of the regrowth we have it will be important to back off of Folex and PPO rates so as…
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Late Season Peanut Fungicide Info.

A common peanut question has been concerning late season fungicides. In short, apply fungicide earlier due to forecasted rain as apposed to later due to conditions being to wet to get a tractor in the field. With peanut disease its better to be proactive than reactive. Dr. Kemerait UGA Plant…
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Peanut Maturity

Peanut Maturity Checks Call me 229-507-8862 to check peanut maturity using the hull scrape board. I have no set days or times. Cook County Young Farmers will have a meeting Sept 1 beginning at 10 AM at Cook Extension Office where we will be checking peanut maturity there as well….
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Cotton Target Spot and Whiteflies Info

TARGET SPOT IN COTTON Growers most likely to see benefit from applying fungicide for target spot have a crop with 1) high yield potential, 2) excellent growth, 3) disease appears at or soon after first bloom, and 4) grower makes fungicide application by 3rd week of bloom. Growers least likely…
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Citrus Grower’s Summer Update

Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Lowndes Extension Office. Pre-Registration: $20.00; Walk-In: $30.00; Call (229-333-5185) & Mail Checks to:Lowndes County Extension/4-H 2102 E. Hill Avenue Valdosta, GA 31601 Call Lowndes Extension Office for more info: 229-333-5185
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Plant Disease and Peanut Growth Regulator Info

With the rain comes increase disease pressure. Here’s some info on disease ID and management as well as peanut growth regulators. Fungicides (Headline, Priaxor, Quadris, Elatus, Miravis Top, and Twinline) can reducepremature defoliation resulting from target spot. Based upon trial results, timings of applications that most consistently reduce premature defoliation…
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Time to Scout Peanuts for Lesser Cornstalk Borer (LCB)

Here’s info from Dr. Abney – UGA Peanut Entomologist. Summary – Scout; UGA research shows diflubenzuron not effective in controlling LCB. The two insecticides recommended for lesser cornstalk borer management in peanut are chlorantraniliprole (Vantacor/Prevathon) and novaluron (Diamond). “There are two big mistakes that we want to try to avoid,…
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