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Mid-Season Irrigation requirements for Peanuts

Our peanut crop is mostly moving into its period of peak water demand and growers need to be aware of exactly how much water their crop requires to maximize yield potential.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Irrigation Specialist, Dr. Wesley Porter, on mid-season peanut irrigation. Our ample…
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Foliage Feeders beginning to show up in Soybeans

I have been out looking at some soybeans today and I am beginning to see some foliage feeders showing up in soybeans.  Although, I have not seen ANY fields that were at a treatable level yet, growers should be aware that they are there and keep an eye on the…
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Morningglory Identification

I have been in several situations recently where correctly identifying morningglories was important for getting good weed control. Here is some recent information from UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Eric Prostko on proper morningglory identification: 1) An old publication that helps with the identification of adult morningglory plants. Figure 1….
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White Sugar Cane Aphids starting to show up

White Sugarcane Aphids showed up in Georgia in 2014 and infested grain sorghum across most of the state.  We are expecting this insect to cause significant problems in grain sorghum again in 2015. Here is a picture of white sugarcane aphids on area johnsongrass that I took earlier today: Here are some pictures of…
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Southern Corn Rust in Terrell County

Southern Corn Rust has been found in Terrell County.  The disease was found at very low levels but growers need to be aware of this disease because it can explode quickly. Here is a photo of the disease on a corn leaf: Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, had…
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Chlorothalonil may be in short supply for peanut growers

There has been some talk that peanut growers may be dealing with a short supply of chlorothalonil this year for their fungicide programs.  Below are some options given by Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, that growers may want to consider if they find that they are having difficulty getting enough…
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2015 UGA Cotton Scout Schools

Cotton insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 8, 2015 in Tifton and June 16, 2015 in Midville. These programs offer basic information on cotton insects and scouting procedures and will serve as an introduction to cotton insect monitoring for new scouts and as a review for experienced scouts…
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