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Northern Corn Leaf Spot (NCLS)

Northen Corn Leaf Spot has been found in other counties in Georgia and I found some here this morning. As of now we do not think it is as bad as Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB). It looks similar to NCLB, but is redder and you can usually see rings…
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Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB)

As some of the corn around is starting to tassel, I am beginning to receive a few calls about when the best time to apply a fungicide is. The answer to that question is really dependant on a field by field basis. Some fields may need multiple sprays while others…
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Fusarium Head Blight a problem in area wheat

As I have been visiting wheat fields over that last days, I have noticed that our wheat has a significant amount of Fusarium Head Blight in it. Here is a picture of a head showing the disease: You will notice the discoloration of the kernels and the orange/pink fungal growth on some…
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Row Crop Disease Update

With the corn seed already in the ground and cotton/peanut planting time almost here, growers should be considering their disease management strategies for the 2014 crop.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait on the subject: The 2014 field season is upon us and…
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2014 Corn Production Guide Now Available

The recent update to the Corn Production Guide for 2014 has been posted.  It should be uploaded to the UGA Corn Production website in the near future but is currently available at the following link.  I have also included the Table of Contents as a picture below for those interested…
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Post-emergence Herbicide Use for Field Corn

Now that corn is beginning to emerge in our area it is important to keep on top of the weeds that will begin to compete with the growing corn. Below is a table  that shows the application timing of different herbicides used in field corn. LABELED TIMES OF APPLICATION AND PRE-HARVEST INTERVALS…
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Zidua use in Field Corn

Some of the growers in the area may be interested in using the herbicide Zidua in their field corn this year.  Here are some comments from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist about the herbicide: Growers who are interested in using Zidua in field corn should do so for the…
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Is It Time To Plant Corn?

It seems as though the last round of cotton was just picked, but the 2014 crop season is upon us and corn planting is in the near future. Those that have been able to get there fields prepared, which are few and far between, need to know the optimal time…
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