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Cotton PGR Rainfastness

Cotton PGR’s have been going out across the region now for a few weeks and many of you have asked about the rainfastness of these products.  I encourage you to always check the label of the specific product that you are using but below are some general guidelines you can use to…
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Thrips in Cotton

While in most years we are mainly worried about thrips on early planted cotton (April and early May), several of you have asked questions in the last few days about spraying thrips and there is some young cotton out there that is showing some thrips injury.  However, only some of the…
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New Option for Nematode Control for Georgia Cotton Growers

Recently the EPA has made the determination to allow the use of Counter 20G as a nematicide in cotton for Georgia cotton growers.  This is largely due to efforts by our UGA Cotton Team and Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Bob Kemerait who worked together to apply for an “Emergency Use”…
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New Smartphone App for Cotton Irrigation Management

The SmartIrrigation Cotton App is an interactive tool that can assist growers with making management decisions regarding irrigation of their cotton crop.  It uses meteorological data, soil parameters, crop growth stage, crop coefficients, measured rainfall, and irrigation applications.  It will then provide an estimate of root zone soil water deficits…
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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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