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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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Whiteflies in Cotton: Not Normal to Our Area

Silverleaf whiteflies seem to make an appearance in cotton south of us every couple of years. However, normally treatment is unwarranted until late in the cotton season when we have already set a good crop. Unfortunately, last winter was so mild that many populations of whiteflies that were already large,…
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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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Foliage Feeders heavy in some soybean fields

Some soybean fields that I have been in recently have heavy foliage feeder pressure right now.  I am seeing a mix of both Soybean Loopers and Velvetbean Caterpillars in most fields.  Growers need to be scouting area soybean fields for foliage feeders now and be ready to make an insecticide application…
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Peanut Foliage Feeders

Foliage Feeders have been scattered throughout our peanut crop for a few weeks now but not every field has reached a treatment threshold.  The picture above is of a soybean looper chewing on a peanut leaf in a field I visited this morning. Here is another picture showing the larvae that I…
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Foliage Feeders beginning to show up in Soybeans

I have been out looking at some soybeans today and I am beginning to see some foliage feeders showing up in soybeans.  Although, I have not seen ANY fields that were at a treatable level yet, growers should be aware that they are there and keep an eye on the…
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White Sugar Cane Aphids starting to show up

White Sugarcane Aphids showed up in Georgia in 2014 and infested grain sorghum across most of the state.  We are expecting this insect to cause significant problems in grain sorghum again in 2015. Here is a picture of white sugarcane aphids on area johnsongrass that I took earlier today: Here are some pictures of…
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