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Oat Disease Scouting & Soybean Variety/Guide Info

Rome Ethredge:

Oats

Seeing treatable levels of weeds and aphids in some fields and some Leaf Blotch disease (aka Drechslera leaf spot) developing. This is pretty common on oats in the winter and according to Dr. Alfredo Martinez, UGA Plant pathologist, it usually isn’t bad enough for chemical control, it usually slows down with warming temperatures.

Leaf blotch disease in oats – Rome Ethredge, Seminole Co, GA 2022
Leaf blotch disease in oats – Rome Ethredge, Seminole Co, GA 2022

I have not seen any of our most serious disease in oats Crown Rust, Puccinia coronate f. sp. avenae yet this year. Often fungicide sprays are needed for it. Some oat varieties are resistant but we can’t always rely on that as the disease shifts over time.

Soybean

Here’s the new 2021 season UGA Soybean variety information. It is on the UGA Variety website at this link. https://swvt.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-subsite/statewide-variety-testing/docs/performance-trials/2021/2021-soybean-prelim.pdf

Here’s a link to the 2021 UGA Soybean guide, it’s in the process of being updated for 2022. https://grains.caes.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-subsite/grains/docs/soybean/2021-Soybean-Production-Guide.pdf