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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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It’s White Mold time !!!

With the temperatures that we have been having recently and the increased chances for rainfall that we have over the next week, growers should start thinking about the structure and timing of their peanut white mold program.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Peanut Pathologist Bob Kemerait on white mold…
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Weather Considerations for Peanut Planting and Disease Management

  Growers in Southwest Georgia are faced with an unusually cool planting season this year.  This will mean delayed planting and favorable conditions for seedling diseases. Dr. John Beasley, Peanut Agronomist with UGA Cooperative Extension, recommends planting by mid-May this year to maximize yields.  In a typical year he would rather…
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Potential Disease Pressure from Recent Weather Patterns

Today we received an update from Dr. Bob Kemerait about possible disease pressure with the recent weather.  Dr. Kemerait, UGA Cooperative Extension plant pathologist, works with corn, cotton, peanuts, soybeans, and a variety of other crops.  I am including his comments below for your consideration.   “Greetings-   Much of…
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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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