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“Super” El Nino

One of the more common talked about weather topics these days seems to be the formation of the “Super” El Nino.  This change in ocean water temperatures in the Pacific Ocean can have significant effects on our local weather (and weather worldwide) and local growers should at least be aware of what…
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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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Priaxor Receives Cotton Label

PRIAXOR (fluxapyroxad + pyraclostrobin), a BASF product already used on peanut, has now received a label for use on cotton.  Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist says that “Priaxor has looked very good in the management of Target Spot; our data shows that it is likely more effective than Headline.”…
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Foliage Feeders heavy in some soybean fields

Some soybean fields that I have been in recently have heavy foliage feeder pressure right now.  I am seeing a mix of both Soybean Loopers and Velvetbean Caterpillars in most fields.  Growers need to be scouting area soybean fields for foliage feeders now and be ready to make an insecticide application…
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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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Peanut Foliage Feeders

Foliage Feeders have been scattered throughout our peanut crop for a few weeks now but not every field has reached a treatment threshold.  The picture above is of a soybean looper chewing on a peanut leaf in a field I visited this morning. Here is another picture showing the larvae that I…
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