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Application timing is critical when using glufosinate for pigweed.

  I know that it seems a little late to be talking about early post-emergent cotton herbicides, but with much of the cotton being late this year there is still a lot of cotton acreage that is getting these sprays now. I came across a field earlier that had some large pigweeds that had been sprayed…
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Thrips in Cotton

I am sure that I do not have to tell most growers that thrips have been heavy this year.  I have seen thrips injury this year in several crops including corn and cotton.  Thrips are extremely heavy in seedling cotton right now. Here is an image taken by Randolph county…
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Potential Disease Pressure from Recent Weather Patterns

Today we received an update from Dr. Bob Kemerait about possible disease pressure with the recent weather.  Dr. Kemerait, UGA Cooperative Extension plant pathologist, works with corn, cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and a variety of other crops.  I am including his comments below for your consideration.   “Greetings-   Much of…
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Planting Date and Seeding Rate Considerations for Cotton Planting

With Cotton Planting just getting underway, planting date and seeding rate are just some of the important things that growers need to consider.  Here are some comments from UGA Extension Agronomists Guy Collins and Jared Whitaker about planting date and seeding rate considerations for the 2013 cotton crop: Planting Dates –…
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Paraquat Mixing Issues

  Avoiding Mixing Issues with Paraquat! (Culpepper, York, Mclean, Faircloth) ———————————————————————————————————————— During 2012, numerous tank compatibility issues occurred when mixing paraquat (Gramoxone SL 2.0 and others) with commonly used burndown or preemergence herbicides for cotton (Figure 1).  Efforts over the winter have shown that each major supplier of adjuvants (non-ionic…
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Cotton Planting

Generally, planting can safely proceed when the 4-inch  soil temps reach 65 degrees for 3 consecutive days and warming conditions are projected over the next several days. it is critical for the soil temps to be at least 65 degrees for the first 2 to 3 days after planting into moist…
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