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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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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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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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Wheat Foliar Disease Update

1.  Wheat Leaf rust. Leaf rust (Puccinia triticina = syn P. recondita) has been reported and identified in commercial wheat fields in Mitchell County and in Randolph County.  It is early on its arrival, but favorable environmental conditions for leaf rust development are developing or are now in place in the state; therefore wheat field scouting and monitoring should…
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Southern Corn Rust in Terrell County

Southern Corn Rust has been found in Terrell County.  The disease was found at very low levels but growers need to be aware of this disease because it can explode quickly. Here is a photo of the disease on a corn leaf: Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, had…
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Chlorothalonil may be in short supply for peanut growers

There has been some talk that peanut growers may be dealing with a short supply of chlorothalonil this year for their fungicide programs.  Below are some options given by Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, that growers may want to consider if they find that they are having difficulty getting enough…
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Low Levels of Northern Corn Leaf Blight in Corn

Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) is being found in area corn fields at low levels now.  Here is a picture of a couple of leaves brought to me by local crop consultant David Wagner, showing NCLB lesions. NCLB causes these dark tan, cigar shaped lesions that often begin on the lower leaves…
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