Weather

  • Cotton Defoliant Update

    Dr. Camp Hand: “The glaring difference in the past two weeks is going to be the chances of rainfall this week. Below you will find the Defoliation Handout that myself and Dr. Snider put together, which contains rainfree periods for some of the more common defoliants used. The one that sticks out is going to…

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  • Here’s to hoping the forecasted drier weather sticks around for the sake of our peanut fields, many which have drowned out but are ready to dig, and for cotton that’s battling boll rot. Dr. Bob’s words on extending peanut fungicide programs past 120 days: Chlorothalonil alone as a season-long stand-alone leaf spot material may not…

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  • Row Crop Update

    From Doc Bob-K: “We are in the ‘thick of it’ as far as diseases go for corn, peanuts, cotton, and soybeans.  The weather, now the rising temperatures, and the development of the crop are near-perfect for disease development and rapid spread. 1.  Soybean rust confirmed (easily confirmed) in Sentinel Plots (soybeans now, not just kudzu)…

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  • July Cotton Newsletter

    Halfway through the month, have had some of questions on PGR timing and rates lately. Also a few calls about irrigation as we enter a time when much of our cotton is at peak water usage. Please check out newsletter below covering these topics as well as: insect scouting, weather update, and target spot info.…

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  • Southern corn rust was positively identified in Jeff Davis Co yesterday through the collaboration of consultant Brooks Adcock and said county’s Ag Extension agent, Jennifer Miller. What to consider now via Dr. Bob K: “1. Which growers are at highest risk?  Because the rust (which was well established in the field) was found in Coffee…

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  • Brief diagnosis via Dr. Bob K. from a Cotton Field in Grady Co: “[In pic to left] not only is the cotton ‘falling over’ but is skippy. This becomes a math equation.  Cool weather + wet weather + young ‘skippy’ cotton + young cotton ‘falling over = ??’ I know many of you are saying…

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  • Articles in this month’s issue include: Temperature and early-season crop growth (John Snider, Gurpreet Virk, and Camp Hand) Protecting cotton from early-season diseases and nematodes – not quite the same as in your peanut crop (Bob Kemerait) Benghal dayflower aka Tropical spiderwort is already up! (Stanley Culpepper) Early season irrigation requirements for cotton production (Wes…

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  • As winter crops finish up, row crop planters ride across fields, and watermelons vine out –> weather conditions move to influence our timing for important agricultural processes (irrigation, pesticide applications, etc.). The US Drought Monitor releases weekly updates (see below). Producer and stakeholder input can assist in maintaining that these maps are as helpful as…

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  • Dr. Glen Harris, UGA Extension Agronomist: Cotton Fertilizer Considerations Post Heavy Rain Requested comments on how getting a “pile” of rain can affect fertilizer plans for 2021 Georgia cotton–> The good news… I don’t think there is reason to panic…for a number of reasons: Even if you already put out your preplant N-P-K (which is…

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