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Disease update May 2020

A few points for you to consider for corn: 1.  Soybean rust continues to spread in our kudzu patches on the Coastal Plain. We know it is in Seminole, Decatur, Lowndes, Montgomery, Telfair, and Appling Counties in kudzu.  However, there have been no detection in soybeans yet. 2.  Northern corn…
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2020 UPW Training Update

2020 UPW trainings will now be offered online NEXT WEEK. Please register, as spaces are limited. If you have any trouble, I can directly send you the link for registration. If you registered for the face-to-face session, you still need to register for the online class, since those classes were…
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April 2020 Weed update

Here are a few updates on weeds so far in the growing season. I have heard that a few field corn growers have been reluctant to apply Prowl POST in field corn due to potential injury concerns, especially root pruning.  POST applications of Prowl can cause root injury but this…
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2020 UPW meetings

Earlier in the year, there was a blog post that announced multiple UPW meetings in the state to host dicamba training. However, due to the corona virus, these meetings have been cancelled. UGA is working with the Georgia Department of Ag to somehow offer the training in a different format….
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Potential Seed Quality issues in 2020

Here are a few pointers from Dr. Scott Monfort, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist, for peanut growers to consider before planting this year. The question of 2020 is “What can I do to reduce the risk of having stand issues?” and Dr. Monfort provides some helpful answers. Seed Options Growers should…
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Pecan

Usually this time of year, as bud break is nearing, Dr. Lenny Wells will send out an example fungicide program. There are many such programs that one could put together. Based on Dr. Tim Brenneman’s research results, the following would be good choices. You will see one program for highly…
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UPW 2020

The good- If you attended the UPW training in 2019, you DO NOT have to attended the training in 2020. The bad- If you did not attend the training in 2019, you MUST attend the training in 2020 if you plan on using Engenia, Fexapan, Tavium or Xtendimax. There is…
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