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Potential Problems with Toxic Weeds in Georgia Pastures.

Today we received word from Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, about the danger this year of toxic weeds in our pastures.  With the increase rainfall we have experienced times where we couldn’t provide timely application of herbicides to control the weeds and many of them thrive in a…
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Late Season Options for Morningglory Control in Peanuts.

Here are a few tips from UGA Weed Scientist, Dr. Eric Prostko, for late-season control of morninglory: 1) Depending upon the anticipated digging date, 2,4-DB can be used to slow down the spread/growth of annual morningglory.  However, this treatment will not provide any real control or result in complete weed…
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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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Application timing is critical when using glufosinate for pigweed.

  I know that it seems a little late to be talking about early post-emergent cotton herbicides, but with much of the cotton being late this year there is still a lot of cotton acreage that is getting these sprays now. I came across a field earlier that had some large pigweeds that had been sprayed…
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Peanut Herbicide Use

After the much needed rain we all received in the past 10 days weeds are starting to appear in our peanut fields. Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, says we need to remember that Cadre is almost always better following an early POST (cracking) application of paraquat (Figure 1).   Growers should only consider…
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“Cracking” Peanut Herbicide Recommendations

Many of the peanuts that have been planted so far are just beginning to “crack” or emerge through the soil surface.  Some special considerations need to be taken to avoid causing injury when applying herbicides to peanuts at this critical time of crop growth and development. Here are some of UGA…
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Tank mix problems with Atrazine & Roundup

Dr. Eric Prostko, Weed Scientist with UGA Cooperative Extension, has sent news about possible issues with tank mixes between Roundup (glyphosate) and Atrazine.    The following is a post that he forwarded to our offices about the issue. Over the last few days, I have been bombarded with questions regarding…
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Glyphosate use in Roundup Ready Field Corn

Here are some comments from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist, regarding the use of different Glyphosate products on field corn: There were 2 trait events, discovered by Monsanto, that lead to the development of RR corn hybrids.  GA21 was the first event used to develop the original RR…
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