UGA Extension Cook County

Tropical Storm and Harvest

From UGA Plant Disease Specialist Dr. Bob Kemerait: “Like they say, “no rest for the weary.”  It looked like we were going to be able to get out of this with fairly dry weather and then here comes the potential for a tropical storm.  If the path of the storm…
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Pecan Crop Maturity and GA Clean Day Info

Pecan Crop Maturity and Leaf Senescence Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist The 2018 pecan crop is virtually made. Every nut I have cut of every variety I have looked at over the last two weeks is full of kernel. By the middle of last week, in addition to Pawnee, which…
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Livestock Mtg in Tift Co

Cattle Clinic in Tift Co Call to RSVP if you are interested. The Tift County Cattlemen’s Association would like to invite you to our “Cattle Clinic” on Saturday September 22nd at the Alapaha Beef Unit. This a free clinic with breakfast and lunch provided. Topics to be covered are Winter…
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Peanut Digging Dates, Peanut Hay, 4-H Veg Plant Sale

Dig Peanuts at Correct Maturity Baling Peanut Hay Considerations Peanuts produce about 6000 lbs/A vines. Baling effeciency is about ½ that amount (3000 lbs/A). Average peanut round bale = 1000 lbs. Avg N,P,K fertilizer prices (Sept 2018) N = .45/lb; P = .38/lb; K = .28/lb. Baling hay removes roughly,…
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Cotton,Peanut, Corn, Soybean Disease Update

Row Crop Disease Update from UGA Plant Pathologist Bob Kemerait: PEANUTS: Getting lots of questions these days about late-season peanut disease problems.  Just a few thoughts.    Three weeks to go until you dig the peanuts and little-or-no disease in the field?  I wouldn’t put out any more fungicides unless…
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Cotton,Peanut,Soybean Info

Cotton, Soybean, Peanut Disease Info Bob Kemerait SOYBEAN RUST still only found in kudzu in Decatur and Grady Counties, though it has likely spread.  Remember that critical times to protect the soybean crop are between first bloom (R1) and full-seed (R6) growth stages. COTTON:  Target Spot is here and across…
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Pecan Weevils

Pecan Weevils Lenny Wells, UGA Extension Pecan Specialist It is that time of the year again when we expect pecan weevils to be present in the orchards. Peak emergence is expected to be between August 10 and September 20 in Georgia. Therefore, the last week of July would be the…
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