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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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2014 Peanut PLC Payments

Here is some recent information put together by Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Ag Economist about the Peanut PLC Payment that are around the corner. The slide below shows several different base/yield combinations and the associated payment for each combination after taking into account the 85% base acre factor and…
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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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Peanut Foliage Feeders

Foliage Feeders have been scattered throughout our peanut crop for a few weeks now but not every field has reached a treatment threshold.  The picture above is of a soybean looper chewing on a peanut leaf in a field I visited this morning. Here is another picture showing the larvae that I…
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Mid-Season Irrigation requirements for Peanuts

Our peanut crop is mostly moving into its period of peak water demand and growers need to be aware of exactly how much water their crop requires to maximize yield potential.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Irrigation Specialist, Dr. Wesley Porter, on mid-season peanut irrigation. Our ample…
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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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Chlorothalonil may be in short supply for peanut growers

There has been some talk that peanut growers may be dealing with a short supply of chlorothalonil this year for their fungicide programs.  Below are some options given by Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, that growers may want to consider if they find that they are having difficulty getting enough…
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Thrips showing up in Peanuts

I visited a peanut field this morning that had some thrips damage beginning to show up.  Below is a picture I took of two rows of peanuts this morning.  The row on the left was treated with an in-furrow insecticide for thrips while the row on the right was not. You can…
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