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2014/2015 Wheat Herbicide Recommendations

I have been in a few wheat fields recently and they are beginning to reach a stage of growth that we need to consider herbicide applications.  Here is a couple pictures I took in an area wheat field:   In this picture you can see a few different broadleaf weed species…
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Small Grain Variety Trial Data Available

The University of Georgia publishes yield data and disease ratings every year from their variety trials.  One of the commodity groups that our researchers look at is the small grain crops including wheat, oats, rye, barley, and triticale.  Even though most growers are in the middle of harvest season now, many…
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Fusarium Head Blight a problem in area wheat

As I have been visiting wheat fields over that last days, I have noticed that our wheat has a significant amount of Fusarium Head Blight in it. Here is a picture of a head showing the disease: You will notice the discoloration of the kernels and the orange/pink fungal growth on some…
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Heads Emerging in Area Wheat

  The wheat fields in the area that I have been visiting are now moving out of the jointing phase of growth and into the boot/heading phase. This growth stage is critical because the flag leaf, which is largely responsible for development of the grain head, has emerged and unfurled and the developing…
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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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Powdery Mildew in Wheat

Yesterday I visited some fields that had some powdery mildew low in the canopy of our wheat crops.  This is in large part due to the high humidity and cooler temperatures that we are experiencing.  It is not to the point of causing economic damage but we will keep an…
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Where’s the growing point?

One of the more confusing things about wheat is determining the growth stage that the crop is in.  Probably one of the most critical growth stages to be aware of is when the wheat moves from the tillering phase into the jointing or stem elongation phase or the Zadoks 30/Feekes…
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How cold is too cold?

The most common question I have been getting recently is “Will the abnormally cold conditions we have been having recently hurt my wheat?” The answer depends on a number of factors (growth stage, water stress, etc), but for the wheat in our area we have not been cold enough to…
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