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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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Liberty Link Soybean Varieties

Some growers may be considering a Liberty Link (LL) soybean variety this year.  The graph below shows the commercially available varieties that were in the 2013 Soybean variety trials and their ranking at the different UGA variety trial locations.  Rankings in red and underlined represent that it was within the top ten varieties…
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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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Roundup and Reflex Mixing Considerations.

For those growing Roundup Ready crops, here is a short reminder from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist. Just a quick reminder that there have been a few issues regarding tank-mixtures of glyphosate and Reflex.  Generally, some K-salt formulations of glyphosate have not mixed well with Reflex.  In…
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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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