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Post-emergence Herbicide Use for Field Corn

Now that corn is beginning to emerge in our area it is important to keep on top of the weeds that will begin to compete with the growing corn. Below is a table  that shows the application timing of different herbicides used in field corn. LABELED TIMES OF APPLICATION AND PRE-HARVEST INTERVALS…
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Zidua use in Field Corn

Some of the growers in the area may be interested in using the herbicide Zidua in their field corn this year.  Here are some comments from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist about the herbicide: Growers who are interested in using Zidua in field corn should do so for the…
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Peanut Yields and Cobra + 2,4D-B

Because of crop rotation concerns, resistance concerns, or just personal preference, some growers are choosing to use Cobra (or Ultra Blazer) and 2,4-DB in their Peanut Herbicide programs in place of Cadre. Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist, has provided the following information regarding the use of these products in relation to…
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Warrant Receives Peanut Label

Warrant recently received both federal (January) and state (February) approvals for use on peanuts in Georgia. Here are a few thoughts, from UGA Weed Scientist Dr. Eric Prostko, regarding its potential use in 2014: 1) The current supplemental label only permits PRE and/or EPOST applications (before flowering). 2) Of these 2…
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Part 2: Herbicide Resistance, A Real Concern For Area Producers.

Two weeks ago I passed along some information from Dr. Eric Prostko about atrazine-resistant pigweed in Berrien County.  Dr. Prostko, UGA Cooperative Extension Weed Scientist, has sent us an update.  This update gives us a few reasons as to how these pigweeds developed resistance to atrazine.  This information applies to…
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Herbicide Resistance, A Real Concern For Area Producers.

Area producers are concerned about the need for herbicide rotation with good reason.  With increasing difficulty of finding and registering new chemicals, it is imperative that we rotate modes of action as well as crops to reduce the amount of selection pressure that we put on weeds.  It ultimately falls…
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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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Wheat Weed Control Options

I have been in a few wheat fields recently and most of them are due for a herbicide application.  In the conventional tilled fields, the ryegrass has been up for about a week and the broadleaf weeds are still small and easy to control.  In the no-till fields, the weeds…
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