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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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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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Wheat Foliar Disease Update

1.  Wheat Leaf rust. Leaf rust (Puccinia triticina = syn P. recondita) has been reported and identified in commercial wheat fields in Mitchell County and in Randolph County.  It is early on its arrival, but favorable environmental conditions for leaf rust development are developing or are now in place in the state; therefore wheat field scouting and monitoring should…
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2015 Small Grain Performance Data Available Online

The 2015 Georgia Small Grain Performance Test Data is now available online.  You can find the complete publication at http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=AP100-7. Growers are encouraged to use this data as they begin making their plans for their upcoming small grain crops. If you have any questions, contact your local county agent for…
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Weather Outlook for the Coming Months

Here is a recent weather summary and outlook from Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist: This has been an interesting growing season from a climate perspective.  April started out with minor dryness, especially in western Georgia.  That disappeared under the extremely wet conditions that lasted through most of April.  But once…
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Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat…again.

I have recently been finding some Fusarium Head Blight in some area wheat fields.  Its pretty rare to see this disease take hold multiple years in a row as the conditions that favor its growth are not very common here.  Its too late to do much about it now, but…
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Septoria/ Leaf and Glume Blotch in Wheat

  Recently, I have been seeing some Septoria/Leaf and Glume Blotch developing in some area wheat fields.  Not every wheat field will have this disease so it is important for growers to scout their fields thoroughly.  Many wheat fields may be too far along for a fungicide treatment but there…
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Aphids in Area Wheat

I am beginning to see some aphids in area wheat fields.  Growers should consider scouting their wheat fields for aphids and be ready to make a pesticide application if they are above the economic threshold.  Here is a picture I took yesterday of some aphids in wheat: Below are the…
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