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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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White Sugar Cane Aphids starting to show up

White Sugarcane Aphids showed up in Georgia in 2014 and infested grain sorghum across most of the state.  We are expecting this insect to cause significant problems in grain sorghum again in 2015. Here is a picture of white sugarcane aphids on area johnsongrass that I took earlier today: Here are some pictures of…
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White Sugar Cane Aphid Help

TRANSFORM WG INSECTICIDE SECTION 18 EMERGENCY USE EXCEPTION FOR SORGHUM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE STATE OF GEORGIA David Buntin, UGA Grain Crop Entomologist A Section 18 Emergency Use Exception for Transform WG insecticide on sorghum has been approved for the state of Georgia as of September, 11, 2014. Transform…
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New Aphid Pest in Area Grain Sorghum

We have recently discovered a new aphid pest of Grain Sorghum in the area. The white Sugarcane aphid was first found by Roger Sinyard, Marion county agent, late last week and has been confirmed to be present in several counties in Southwest Georgia since then.  It has been found in all three…
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Sorghum Crop Pest Update.

Yesterday and today I have been walking in a few fields of grain sorghum.  Most of the ones I have visited have been heading out and flowering.  The Sorghum Midge was the primary reason for the field visits but I found a few leaf-footed bugs and stink bugs along field…
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