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New Option for Nematode Control for Georgia Cotton Growers

Recently the EPA has made the determination to allow the use of Counter 20G as a nematicide in cotton for Georgia cotton growers.  This is largely due to efforts by our UGA Cotton Team and Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Bob Kemerait who worked together to apply for an “Emergency Use”…
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Valor injury on Peanuts

Valor is a very important tool in the fight against pigweed in peanuts. Peanut fields that were hit with heavy rainfall at the cracking stage has had some injury this year. Here are some words from UGA Weed Scientists, Dr. Eric Prostko, on Valor injury. 1) Valor injury should not be…
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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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Thrips

Last year we saw lots of thrips damage to peanuts. I saw some fields that were treated in some way or form 3 different times. Last year was a perfect storm for the thrips but in the end we managed through and still had some outstanding peanut yields in the area….
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El Nino Update

With all the rain we had in April, I know everyone is wanting it to dry off some to get in the fields. In the month of April, we had about 13 inches of rain, more in localized areas, measured at the weather station outside of Arlington. Normally we average…
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New Smartphone App for Cotton Irrigation Management

The SmartIrrigation Cotton App is an interactive tool that can assist growers with making management decisions regarding irrigation of their cotton crop.  It uses meteorological data, soil parameters, crop growth stage, crop coefficients, measured rainfall, and irrigation applications.  It will then provide an estimate of root zone soil water deficits…
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Warrant + Valor for Weed Control in Peanut

Here are a few  thoughts from UGA Weed Specialist, Dr. Eric Prostko, on Warrent. 1) The combination of Valor + Warrant is a perfectly legal/labeled option for GA peanut growers. 2) There is not a lot of evidence in peanut to suggest that Warrant + Valor is significantly better on Palmer…
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Tank Mix Compatibility Issues

Growers use tank mixes all the time to apply all of the required ag inputs in an efficient manner.  Every one of these mixes is different and while many will not cause any problems, some formulations are not compatible with each other and cause a big mess and a bigger…
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2014 Weather

As I sit here watching it rain this morning and the forecast/radar image above show no break in the rain for the majority of the day, I started wondering how the weather this year compares to last year and our averages. Georgia is blessed to have an extensive weather monitoring network throughout…
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Row Crop Disease Update

With the corn seed already in the ground and cotton/peanut planting time almost here, growers should be considering their disease management strategies for the 2014 crop.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait on the subject: The 2014 field season is upon us and…
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