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Morningglory disrupting Corn Harvest?

While we have very good herbicide options in our field corn, we have nothing that carries us until harvest to prevent morningglory vines from climbing our corn stalks late in the season once corn is mature and ready for harvest. Many fields in our area had some drought stress anyway,…
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White Mold Alert!

In Terrell County our peanut acreage is significantly down this year. However, there are still a lot of peanuts in our area and we need to be aware that white mold has the potential to be very bad this year. We had absolutely no rain from May 12 to the…
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Prime Conditions

This is the 4th cropping season that I have witnessed as an agent in Terrell County. We started the year trying to recover from Hurricane Michael and perhaps the wettest winter ever, but once we got some of our corn planted, we hit almost perfect planting conditions. Some areas have…
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Dicamba Label Lives to serve another year…BUT

As many cotton and soybean farmers in South Georgia were well aware in 2018, our pesticide labels for the new formulations of dicamba to include Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia herbicides all expired by the end of the 2018 growing season. If there was a year that we needed these technologies it…
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Hopefully 2018 Will Not Be: “The Year Of Resistance”

When talking to farmers, we all have certain years that come to mind. “2005-The year of Pigweed resistance to roundup”, “2013-Wet summer with rank  hay”, “2016-The year of no rain”. It is funny how these periods stick to our mind for one reason or another, but this spring started off cool, turned…
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Whiteflies in Cotton: Not Normal to Our Area

Silverleaf whiteflies seem to make an appearance in cotton south of us every couple of years. However, normally treatment is unwarranted until late in the cotton season when we have already set a good crop. Unfortunately, last winter was so mild that many populations of whiteflies that were already large,…
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New Private Applicator Certification

The University of Georgia(UGA) has offered a free service to the state of Georgia for years. In the past, anyone involved in the production of an agricultural commodity could come into any extension office in the state and offer proof of American citizenship, a copy of their driver’s license, and an application…
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