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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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June Drop Has Begun for Desirable Pecans

Below is from UGA Pecan Specialist Lenny Wells. “We have had a heavy bloom of female flowers and a good early nut set on ‘Desirable’ this year, but anyone that has been around pecans in Georgia for long knows this cultivar has a nut drop in June each year. When…
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Forestry Herbicide Workshop – Tifton

There will be a 2 day Forest Herbicide workshop in Tift Co Extension Office on 18-19 July 2017. 12 hrs Cont Forestry Ed (CFE) credits, 13 hrs Cont Logger Ed (CLE) credits, 5 hrs Cat 23 (forestry) GA pesticide credits and 1 hr Cat 10 (private) GA pesticide credits available….
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Scrap Tire Recycle Event

SCRAP TIRE RECYCLE EVENT – NEWS RELEASE May 19 – 25, 2017  The Scrap Tire Amnesty Events to Remove Tires Dumped on City and County Right-of-Ways The Scrap Tire Amnesty event for Cook County will take place from May 19, 2017 through May 25, 2017.  This event allows citizens within…
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Flying Squirrel Injury on Pecans

Here is a post with comments from Lenny Wells (UGA Pecan Specialist).  Best control option is trapping. This (squirrel injury) normally occurs on smooth-barked limbs or central leaders 3″ or less in diameter. The culprits here are flying squirrels. When food sources become scarce, flying squirrels will strip the bark…
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