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Getting Ready for Peanut Harvest

I ran the first Peanut Maturity Profiles in Terrell County today on some GA-06Gs and they are around two weeks from digging.  See picture below.   These peanuts were planted on April 27th which makes them 135 days old today.  They will most likely be around 150 days old at optimum…
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Peanut Disease Outlook for September

For much of the Nochaway area, we have received record rainfall for the months of June through August which have caused some delays on timely fungicide applications.    This combined with current weather conditions can make for a ‘September to Remember,’ with disease outbreaks.  Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant…
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Target Spot in Cotton

Target Spot is being reported across much of the southern part of the state now including here in our area. You will find the disease beginning very low in the canopy of the crop and then start progressing upwards.  Not every cotton field in the area will need to be treated with…
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Crop Disease Update

Today we received an update from Dr. Bob Kemerait about crop disease and favorable weather conditions.  In his email he stressed that the current weather conditions (including the possibility of a tropical system in the gulf) , warm temperatures and high humidity, are favorable for the spread of fungal diseases….
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It’s White Mold time !!!

With the temperatures that we have been having recently and the increased chances for rainfall that we have over the next week, growers should start thinking about the structure and timing of their peanut white mold program.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Peanut Pathologist Bob Kemerait on white mold…
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Weather Considerations for Peanut Planting and Disease Management

  Growers in Southwest Georgia are faced with an unusually cool planting season this year.  This will mean delayed planting and favorable conditions for seedling diseases. Dr. John Beasley, Peanut Agronomist with UGA Cooperative Extension, recommends planting by mid-May this year to maximize yields.  In a typical year he would rather…
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