Lowndes – Echols Ag News

Cabbage Crops Signs of Disease

Published on 05/08/19 Farmers must watch cabbage crops closely for signs of disease By Bryce Ethridge for CAES News As temperatures increase this spring, Georgia cabbage farmers should scout their crops regularly to ensure that disease pressure is not too high, says University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable specialist Andre da Silva. If…
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Some Georgia Lawns “Greening Up” Faster Than Others

While many warm-season turfgrass species have shown signs of significant green-up, some grasses and locations still have an appearance of being dormant or slowly transitioning. To date, the average 4-inch soil temperature for the entire month of April on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Georgia — fairly central…
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Valor on Peanuts

Valor Mishaps (Prostko) In the heat of the battle to get crops planted on time, it is not uncommon for some herbicide misapplications to occur.  The unintentional application of higher than labeled rates is a not a good thing because money is wasted, crop injury potential is increased, and rotational…
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New Extension Publication on Herbicide Injury of Pecan

New Extension Publication on Herbicide Injury of Pecan Apr 8, 2019 | Written by Lenny WellsHerbicide drift injury is a problem many pecan growers unfortunately have to deal with each year. See the link below for a new pub on how to handle this situation and the appearance of damage…
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Volunteer Peanut Control in Field Corn

Volunteer Peanut Control in Field Corn (Prostko) Been getting a few calls about controlling volunteer peanuts in field corn.  Remember that the volunteer peanuts that emerge from seeds that made it thru the winter and rains are some super tough plants.  A couple of thoughts: Roundup Ready Corn:  Split applications…
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Strongarm/Peanut Questions

Strongarm/Peanut Questions (Prostko) Had a few questions about Strongarm (diclosulam) use in peanuts yesterday that I thought might be interesting to all: 1) In general, what application method is more effective for weed control in peanut (PPI or PRE)? When averaged over 7 weed species, there was little difference in…
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Georgia’s pecan industry at crossroads

Published on 04/01/19 Georgia’s pecan industry at crossroads By Clint Thompson for CAES News The pecan industry in the Southeast U.S. is at a crossroads, and the 2019 season could go a long way toward determining the financial future for many Georgia farmers, according to Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan…
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Georgia citrus producers need to be wary of potential diseases

Published on 04/08/19 As yield grows, Georgia citrus producers need to be wary of potential diseases By Clint Thompson for CAES News The citrus greening disease that has devastated Florida’s industry over the past decade is not affecting Georgia production, but growers should still be aware of the potential danger it can bring,…
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UGA COTTON TEAM APRIL NEWSLETTER

Cotton Blue Disease (Whitaker)   In the fall of 2018, Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus (CLRDV) was confirmed to infect cotton in 14 South Georgia counties.  This virus is vectored by aphids and associated with Blue Cotton Disease (CBD) which causes symptoms of including leaf curling, reddening and drooping of leaves,…
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UPW TRAININGS

Using Pesticides Wisley training will be held on March 27 at 8:30 am at the Lowndes County 4-H Camp, 6048 4-H Club Rd. Lake Park. Call 333-5185 if you plan on attending.                                     …
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