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Early Season Irrigation for Peanuts

  The dryer weather couldn’t have come at a better time. But without any rainfall for the past 10 days or so many areas need a little moisture now. Here is some info from Dr. Wes Porter, UGA Irrigation Specialist, on early season irrigation for peanuts. We have been getting…
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Don’t forget to water the corn

  We have been dry here for the last few days and most area corn fields could use some water.  Most of the corn in the area is at growth stage v6 or bigger and is in that very critical stage of growth when the yield potential of the crop is being determined. …
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Timing is Critical for Thrips

As cotton seed begins to emerge around the county, growers hopefully have already put some thoughts into their thrips management strategy for 2015.  A recent Growing Georgia story discussed thrips management in 2015 cotton. Here are some tips from Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Extension Entomologist, that can be found in…
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Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat…again.

I have recently been finding some Fusarium Head Blight in some area wheat fields.  Its pretty rare to see this disease take hold multiple years in a row as the conditions that favor its growth are not very common here.  Its too late to do much about it now, but…
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Corn Crop moving faster than 2014.

This years corn crop looks good and is definitely progressing faster than in either 2013 or 2014.  The warm spring that we have had so far this year has allowed for many more Growing Degree Days and as a result the corn crop is progressing quickly. Here is a snapshot…
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Counter NOT Labeled on Cotton for 2015

Here are a few words from Dr. Bob Kemerait concerning Counter use on cotton. “I received official word from the Georgia Department of Ag that the EPA has denied our request to use Counter 20G on cotton.  (It is still legal on field corn.)  The reason given basically says that use…
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Septoria/ Leaf and Glume Blotch in Wheat

  Recently, I have been seeing some Septoria/Leaf and Glume Blotch developing in some area wheat fields.  Not every wheat field will have this disease so it is important for growers to scout their fields thoroughly.  Many wheat fields may be too far along for a fungicide treatment but there…
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Recommendations for Peanut Planting

With the end of April approaching, it is time to think about planting peanuts. The recommended time to plant peanuts in Georgia is April 15 to May 20. However, soil temperature at the 4-inch depth is a better indicator of when seed should be planted within these dates. We should…
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