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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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Heads Emerging in Area Wheat

  The wheat fields in the area that I have been visiting are now moving out of the jointing phase of growth and into the boot/heading phase. This growth stage is critical because the flag leaf, which is largely responsible for development of the grain head, has emerged and unfurled and the developing…
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Anticipating Disease Management For 2014 Peanut Crop

Even though we are still a ways off from planting peanuts, it’s never to early to begin to prepare for disease management for the upcoming season. Dr.  Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, gives us a few pointers on disease control for the upcoming peanut crop. These include: Based  upon predicted climate…
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Powdery Mildew in Wheat

Yesterday I visited some fields that had some powdery mildew low in the canopy of our wheat crops.  This is in large part due to the high humidity and cooler temperatures that we are experiencing.  It is not to the point of causing economic damage but we will keep an…
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2014 Corn Short Course and Annual Meeting of The Georgia Corn Growers Association

This years Corn Short Course and the Georgia Corn Growers Association’s annual meeting will take place January 21st in Tifton at UGA’s Tifton Campus Conference Center.  Registration begins at 8:15 am and the meeting should conclude around 4:00 pm.  Lunch is provided and registration before January 17th is $5 per…
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Nochaway Pasture Update

Producers in the Nochaway area have had a time this year with pasture and hay field  management.  With the increased rainfall and not being able to cut for several weeks or months after maturity, much of the hay has a lower quality than what we are accustomed to feeding our…
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