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Nematode Sampling and Procedure

There is still time in October and November to take nematode samples for cotton, peanut, and soybeans.  Below is information on the procedures to follow. Nematode Sampling Procedure Properly taken samples from small field units can reduce production costs by allowing the grower to eliminate nematode control practices where they…
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Target Spot Confirmed in Dooly Co.

We have just gotten test results back from Tifton confirming a case of Target Spot in western Dooly Co. In this particular situation the disease is not widespread and is not causing severe defoliation(probably due to the drier weather and sound management practices) and Dr. Kemerait is not recommending a…
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Tarnished Plant Bugs in Cotton

We’ve been receiving some questions about tarnished plant bugs over the last few days. Here is some good information from Dr. Phillip Roberts. Unlike cotton production areas in the Mid-South, tarnished plant bug is an uncommon and sporadic pest of Georgia cotton.  However, tarnished plant bug populations have been higher…
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Cotton Target Spot Index

The rain yesterday has gotten a few people talking about the possibility of target spot in cotton again this season. Last year Dooly County had a reasonably high occurrence of target spot and although Dr. Kemerait has not seen a case of target spot in the state yet, conditions are favorable…
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Dooly County Extension Hosts Feral Pig Roundtable

Feral hogs eating away at farmers’ land and profits By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  Feral hogs may be prime prey for hunters, but to Georgia farmers they’re the ultimate predator. They destroy farmland, eat away at a farmer’s crops and drastically reduce potential…
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