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Lesser Cornstalk Borers (LCB) in Peanuts

These are more likely to be found in hot dry weather; in skippy stands, with lots of dirt showing (especially deep sands); non irrigated fields. We cannot keep bare soil wet enough to eliminate the pest with irrigation.Once the row middles are covered, we generally see fewer LCB if rainfall…
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2019 Cook Co Peanut Fungicide Trial Info

Lots of interest in peanut fungicides now that its time to start spraying. Here are the peanut fungicide programs evaluated last year, their costs and white mold ratings. Lots more info on this trial than what is shown here. call me if you want more information. Tucker 229-507-8862
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Dicamba Update

From Dr. Stanley Culpepper, Dicamba (A. S. Culpepper).  On June 8, 2020 the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the website for details; however, below are the details of the order: “Details of the Order EPA’s…
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Southern Corn Rust

Southern corn rust found in Madison Co. FL yesterday (June 3) just south of the Georgia line.  With approaching weather this weekend, I advise growers in Deep South Central and deep Southeast Georgia to consider a fungicide application if their corn is nearing tassel or beyond. Fungicides like Tebuconazole and…
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Peanut Disease Risk and Fungicide Information

Peanut Rx Calculator is a tool you can use to determine spotted wilt, leaf spot, and white mold risks according to your production practices. click HERE for Peanut Rx Calculator. Peanut Industry Fungicide Programs (like below) click HERE. 2019 Cook County Peanut Fungicide Trial Data Please call me if you…
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Cracking Time Reminders for Peanuts (Prostko)

As of May 11, 28% of the Georgia peanut crop was reported as planted.  Thus, peanut growers should now be evaluating the success of their PRE weed control programs and deciding on the need for early postemergence or “cracking” herbicide applications.  Here are a few reminders about cracking sprays: 1)…
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Soil Temperatures and Planting

Below are desired soil temps needed for corn, peanuts, cotton and soybean.  These temperatures need to be an average among several days without threat of colder temperatures in the future. Peanut at 4″ soil depth should be consistent 68 degrees minimum.Cotton at 2″ soil depth should be consistent 65 degrees minimum.Soybean at 2″ soil depth should be…
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Cook Extension Ag Updates 4/2/20

COVID-19 Resources for use with farm workers See below a link to a COVID-19 Resources page from GAP Connections. There are posters, videos and topics for discussion with workers, whether they are using local or migrant workers in the format of posters or text documents. https://www.gapconnections.com/resources/covid-19-resources Farm Recovery Block Grants Click…
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