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Stored Grain Protectant Update

Corn harvest is well underway and some growers may be considering storing some of this crop on the farm.  Here is an update from UGA Entomologist Dr. Michael Toews, on stored grain protectants: Grain protectants, insecticides labeled for application to raw grain, are intended to prevent stored grain insect infestations as…
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Corn Disease and Pest Update June 2014

As you have seen on the blog over the last month, we have reported Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Northern Corn Leaf Spot that has been found in the area.  These diseases are typically found heavier in fields that are corn behind corn and good leaf moisture into the day….
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Thrips in Cotton

While in most years we are mainly worried about thrips on early planted cotton (April and early May), several of you have asked questions in the last few days about spraying thrips and there is some young cotton out there that is showing some thrips injury.  However, only some of the…
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New Option for Nematode Control for Georgia Cotton Growers

Recently the EPA has made the determination to allow the use of Counter 20G as a nematicide in cotton for Georgia cotton growers.  This is largely due to efforts by our UGA Cotton Team and Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Bob Kemerait who worked together to apply for an “Emergency Use”…
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Thrips

Last year we saw lots of thrips damage to peanuts. I saw some fields that were treated in some way or form 3 different times. Last year was a perfect storm for the thrips but in the end we managed through and still had some outstanding peanut yields in the area….
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Area Wheat Update

I have been in several wheat fields in the last couple days and most of them have moved into the jointing growth phase.  Once the wheat reaches this growth stage, it has gotten too mature for most herbicides and has also passed the optimum time for applying topdress nitrogen.  Any wheat…
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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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Soybean growers keeping an eye out for late insect pressure.

  Several growers have called this week with concerns about insect pressure in soybeans.  In several of the fields I visited, stinkbugs were at treatable levels.  The picture above is of some small, immature southern green stinkbugs on soybeans in the R6 stage of development.  This cluster was a recent…
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