Peanuts

  • Two unrelated topics below but I wanted to get them out today: Tropical Storm Isaias We’re all watching this storm as its scheduled to make landfall sometime early Sunday and we might see affects from this system that same day into next Monday. From Pam Knox: Director of UGA Weather Network: “NOAA’s National Hurricane Center…

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  • To assist with Irrigation Scheduling: here is a link to a publication which includes checkbook water use curves for cotton, corn, peanuts, and soybeans: https://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.html?number=c1189 Let me know if you have any questions about using soil moisture and/or temperature data in Irrigator pro or SI Cotton software. Cotton Dr. Philip Roberts discusses whitefly number increase,…

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  • From Dr. Bob Kemerait: “1. Southern Corn Rust–  I continue to find new “hits” of southern corn rust in South Georgia, no reports in the Piedmont or mountains.  Rust continues to be a real threat for later planted corn.   2. Eye spot on corn –  It can look superficially like rust at quick glance…

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  • Corn- Southern corn rust has now been found in Seminole and Tift Counties. Can keep up with its spread here: https://corn.ipmpipe.org/southerncornrust/ Peanuts- Finding Aspergillus crown rot still is most fields, to varying degrees. Entering time when white mold may start to become problematic. Cotton- Haven’t seen any bacterial blight in Crisp, but doesn’t mean its…

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  • Peanuts: Dr. Mark Abney – “Portal (fenpyroximate) received a label and can be used in peanut for mite management in 2020. See the supplemental label below. 20 portal peanut supplemental As a reminder, there are only two products registered and recommended by UGA for mite control in peanut: Comite and Portal.   I recommend using…

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  • Many of the comments below are from May’s Peanut Pointers: Comments from Dr. Scott Monfort (from end of last week, sorry I’m late getting this out), UGA Peanut Agronomist, on our cold weather we’re about to move out of: 1. If you are dryland and you are afraid of losing needed moisture then I would go…

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  • From Dr. Bob Kemerait: “Just a few things for you to consider as we start the week.  Some of our earliest corn is rapidly approaching tassel. My advice to corn growers with top yield expectations is to ask themselves, “Do I need to apply a fungicide as I get to tassel?” The reason for this is that…

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  • https://issuu.com/sepfonline/docs/april_2020_web?fr=sYmY3YzEyMjE2Mjg is the link for the issue of the Southeastern Peanut Farmer which has significant information about disease management this year.  You can get digital copies of the SE Peanut Farmer magazine dating back to 2013 at this website: https://www.sepfonline.com/?page_id=2 https://peanuts.caes.uga.edu/ for the latest Peanut Rx calculator and Industry programs. From Dr. Bob Kemerait: “We continue to…

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  • Morning all, Other then scouting our watermelons, which are running well but with some Fusarium wilt popping up and a bit beat up from the rains, I started looking at some of our first peanuts yesterday to be planted in Crisp. These early planted peanuts (pictured below) have started cracking through the heavy moist soil.…

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  • From Dr. Bob Kemerait: “We have had significant rain in Tifton over the past 24 hours; I know many you probably received even more than we did. A few notes for you today: 1.  Asian soybean rust is now confirmed on kudzu in Seminole and Lowndes Counties. Weather like we are having now (and more…

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