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Hurricane Ian Update

Take home on peanuts and cotton: On peanuts, Dr. Scott Monfort:  “Only dig the risky fields from disease, poor stem strength etc, over mature with nuts coming loose in hull. If vines are healthy leave them in the ground until the storm passes.” On cotton, Dr. Camp Hand:  “If your…
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Row Crop Disease Pictures

Peanuts: Late leaf spot and peanut rust in concert together. Probably too late to do anything in this field, other than to decide if the severity of disease affects digging date. Brick red-orange fruiting structures (perithecia) at the soil line on pegs and stems and crown- Cylindrocladium black rot on…
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Cotton & Peanut Update

Blasted many O6G and some 12Y so far, most look on-time (i.e.- 135-150 days for O6 and 145-160 for 12Y). Please let me know if you want peanuts blasted to check maturity. Cotton Defoliation, Dr. Camp Hand: “With all of the regrowth we have it will be important to back…
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Cotton Defoliation & Young Farmer Meeting Tonight

Tonight Mr. Jesse Kelly, CCHS Young Farmer Advisor, will host a YF meeting with Dr. Camp Hand to present on cotton defoliation as the UGA Cotton Agronomist. Please attend for food, fellowship, and info. – 7p @ CCHS Lunchroom. Flyer below for more info. Also, below that – please see…
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UGA Cotton Team Newsletter – September 2022

Articles in this month’s issue include: High Abandonment Acres for U.S. Cotton Projected Due to Drought (Yangxuan Liu) Importance of End of Season Irrigation Termination and Disease Control in Cotton (BobKemerait, Wesley Porter, David Hall, Jason Mallard) Weather and Climate outlook for September 2022 and Beyond (Pam Knox) Late Season…
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Longleaf Event, Bull Test Deadline, and Row Crop Disease Pics

Longleaf workshop in Statesboro – Oct 11-12: Tifton Bull Test Entry Deadline – September 1st: UGA Site: https://beef.caes.uga.edu/programs/live-animal-programs/georgia-bull-evaluation-centers.html Cotton “Tiger Striping:” Cylindrocladium Black Rot (CBR) on Peanuts: Bob K: “Best management of CBR occurs using PROPULSE in-furrow at planting. The most important management strategy now later in the season is…
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Row Crop Disease Pictures

More Pics/Texts to/from Dr. Bob Kemerait’s phone: Note the large, circular sunken lesion at the top of the boll; note the new, dark green water-soaked lesion starting at the bottom of the boll. The bacteria that cause this disease are EASILY spread by rain and irrigation splash. Excellent example of…
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Whiteflies & General Cotton Pest Patrol

A local field of late May planted cotton I was in the other day was approaching threshold for silverleaf whiteflies (50% of sampled leaves, 5th below terminal, have 5 or more immatures). Now’s the time to start thinking about treatments in these almost/at threshold fields. Below flyer lists chemistries with…
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Crisp County Young Farmer Meetings

Mr. Jesse Kelly, Crisp Co Young Farmer Advisor, will host his first meeting tonight – 7p @ CCHS lunchroom. Meal provided and topic is “What is a Young Farmer Program;” if interested please RSVP to Jesse @ 229-305-3579 and come-on down. Also, next month’s meeting is already scheduled and will…
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Cotton & Peanut Symptoms

Pictures/text, from/sent to Bob K’s phone: Picture of areolate mildew, note the sporulation on the leaves. Target spot on cotton is severe in some areas of the state and is resulting in severe defoliation. Current conditions perfect for it! Stemphylium leaf spot on cotton showing up now in many areas-…
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