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New Private Applicator Certification

The University of Georgia(UGA) has offered a free service to the state of Georgia for years. In the past, anyone involved in the production of an agricultural commodity could come into any extension office in the state and offer proof of American citizenship, a copy of their driver’s license, and an 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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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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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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Low Levels of Northern Corn Leaf Blight in Corn

Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) is being found in area corn fields at low levels now.  Here is a picture of a couple of leaves brought to me by local crop consultant David Wagner, showing NCLB lesions. NCLB causes these dark tan, cigar shaped lesions that often begin on the lower leaves…
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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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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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2015 Corn Weed Control

Here are some good pointers from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist, on 2015 Corn Weed Control:   Thanks to Rome Ethredge, Seminole County Ag Agent, for posting this originally.  Here is a link to his post: https://seminolecropnews.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/corn-weeds-in-2015/   The first thing we need to do to be successful…
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