UGA Extension Cook County

Late Season Cotton/Peanut Disease Management

Below is an update from UGA Extension Plant Pathologist Bob Kemerait.  Tucker Price 507-8862 When to Terminate Peanut Fungicides – Bob Kemerait NOTE:  A critical consideration late in the season is that pre-harvest intervals vary with some of the fungicides.  Growers must always check the label to make sure on all…
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Pecan Black Aphids and Field Days

Pecan Black Aphids and Field Days – Lenny Wells, UGA Extension Pecan Specialist If you have black aphid susceptible cultivars like Schley, Sumner, Oconee, or Gloria Grande be on the lookout for black aphids. Even if you have recently sprayed, check in behind them again after a few days. We…
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Peanut Maturity Checks – Hull Scrape Method

Peanut Maturity Checks – Hull Scrape Method The Cook County Extension Office will be checking peanuts using the hull-scrape method to estimate digging dates.  You can bring your peanut samples by the Cook Co Extension office or we can do it at your location. Either way, call me to do…
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Cook Extension Ag Updates, 8/11/17

Pecan Water Split – Lenny Wells UGA Extension Pecan Specialist If you have noticed  a sudden fruit shed over the last few days, you are most likely seeing the results of water stage fruit split. This is a common problem that happens annually on certain varieties and is just part…
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Cook Extension Ag Update 7/20/17

Whiteflies in Cotton Silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) infestations are being observed in cotton in parts of Georgia.  Some fields in Cook County have reached threshold levels and have been treated; while whiteflies have been observed in other fields but not at threshold levels. Over the past several weeks we have had relatively…
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Pecan Updates – 6/15/17

Here is recent pecan info below from our UGA Pecan Specialists. Tucker Price 507-8862. Budmoth “Here is an insect update from Dr. Will Hudson: “A number of growers have called asking if they need to reapply their insecticide treatments for budmoth.  The answer is yes, definitely.  There are several (5-6)…
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Ag Updates – 6/7/17

Peanut Disease Management Decisions for the Month of June Robert Kemerait, Professor and Extension Specialist University of Georgia “In 2000, when I started, most fungicide programs started with chlorothalonil applications, 1.5 pt/A, at approximately 30 and 44 days after planting. Some growers substituted Tilt/Bravo in one or both of these…
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Pecan Scab Spray

Information from Lenny Wells – UGA Pecan Specialist, regarding the importance of pecan scab  sprays now. “With June’s arrival nut sizing begins in earnest. This means the nuts will grow rapidly and as they grow they will expose newly developed and unprotected tissue. Your scab spray schedule is designed to…
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Peanuts and Valor Injury

Here is a post from Eric Prostko – UGA Weed Scientist about Valor injury in peanuts.  We’ve got some Valor injury in some peanut fields I’ve visited over the past couple weeks. “VALOR INJURY OR THE SKY IS FALLING (PROSTKO) My right ear is currently bleeding due to the numerous…
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