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Pioneer Field Day in our Area. Be sure to RSVP with Dennis Jones

Pioneer is having a Field Day this Thursday , July 11th near Morgan, Georgia.  It will be on Al Sudderth’s farm about one mile North of Hwy 234 on Hwy 45.  It will include information, good food, fellowship, and a big THANK YOU from the Pioneer team.  Please contact your…
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When Do We Stop Irrigating Corn?

I send this same article out every year about this time. We are getting close to wrapping up our corn crop. Unfortunately, we have had spotty rain this season and many have really suffered in the dry and heat. However, do not relax because a great deal of our corn…
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Crop Disease Update

Today we received an update from Dr. Bob Kemerait about crop disease and favorable weather conditions.  In his email he stressed that the current weather conditions (including the possibility of a tropical system in the gulf) , warm temperatures and high humidity, are favorable for the spread of fungal diseases….
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Tank mix problems with Atrazine & Roundup

Dr. Eric Prostko, Weed Scientist with UGA Cooperative Extension, has sent news about possible issues with tank mixes between Roundup (glyphosate) and Atrazine.    The following is a post that he forwarded to our offices about the issue. Over the last few days, I have been bombarded with questions regarding…
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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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