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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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Heads Emerging in Area Wheat

  The wheat fields in the area that I have been visiting are now moving out of the jointing phase of growth and into the boot/heading phase. This growth stage is critical because the flag leaf, which is largely responsible for development of the grain head, has emerged and unfurled and the developing…
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Anticipating Disease Management For 2014 Peanut Crop

Even though we are still a ways off from planting peanuts, it’s never to early to begin to prepare for disease management for the upcoming season. Dr.  Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, gives us a few pointers on disease control for the upcoming peanut crop. These include: Based  upon predicted climate…
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Powdery Mildew in Wheat

Yesterday I visited some fields that had some powdery mildew low in the canopy of our wheat crops.  This is in large part due to the high humidity and cooler temperatures that we are experiencing.  It is not to the point of causing economic damage but we will keep an…
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Nochaway Pasture Update

Producers in the Nochaway area have had a time this year with pasture and hay field  management.  With the increased rainfall and not being able to cut for several weeks or months after maturity, much of the hay has a lower quality than what we are accustomed to feeding our…
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Getting Ready for Peanut Harvest

I ran the first Peanut Maturity Profiles in Terrell County today on some GA-06Gs and they are around two weeks from digging.  See picture below.   These peanuts were planted on April 27th which makes them 135 days old today.  They will most likely be around 150 days old at optimum…
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Peanut Disease Outlook for September

For much of the Nochaway area, we have received record rainfall for the months of June through August which have caused some delays on timely fungicide applications.    This combined with current weather conditions can make for a ‘September to Remember,’ with disease outbreaks.  Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant…
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