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Cotton Planting

Generally, planting can safely proceed when the 4-inch  soil temps reach 65 degrees for 3 consecutive days and warming conditions are projected over the next several days. it is critical for the soil temps to be at least 65 degrees for the first 2 to 3 days after planting into moist…
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Corn Disease considerations from Dr. Bob Kemerait

Dr. Bob Kemerait is a plant pathology (disease and nematodes) specialist for the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.  He has responsibilities over many of our agronomic crops here in Southwest Georgia.  We in Cooperative Extension are blessed with some of the best Extension Specialists and Dr. Kemerait is no exception.  As extension agents we value his information because he does such a great job of sharing his research as well as helping us to understand what is likely to happen based on weather conditions and  disease presence.  I am including some important comments from Dr. Kemerait’s recent email about corn diseases and their likelihood/significance for this crop season.
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Corn turning Purple

I am beginning to see some corn turning purple this week most likely due to the build up of anthocyans in the plants. This can be seen in some varieties much more easier than others and is typically a result of warmer weather followed by cooler and wetter weather.  Here are a couple…
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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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Peanut Planting Dates

With the warming temperatures the last few days, I know there a some people itching to plant a few peanuts. But lets not jump the gun and wait for temperatures to warm up a little bit more. Although we expressed the need for earlier planting dates to maximize yields in…
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