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2015 Georgia Cotton Commission 8th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop

  The Georgia Cotton Commission’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The program speakers are Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Cotton Incorporated; John Maguire, Senior Vice President, National Cotton Council,…
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Soybean Harvest Aid Timing

Soybeans in the area are beginning to turn yellow as the later crop is nearing maturity.  The most common question that I have received recently has been about soybean harvest aid timing.  The proper timing of the these products vary based on what product you are using, but with every…
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Valor injury on Peanuts

Valor is a very important tool in the fight against pigweed in peanuts. Peanut fields that were hit with heavy rainfall at the cracking stage has had some injury this year. Here are some words from UGA Weed Scientists, Dr. Eric Prostko, on Valor injury. 1) Valor injury should not be…
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Warrant + Valor for Weed Control in Peanut

Here are a few  thoughts from UGA Weed Specialist, Dr. Eric Prostko, on Warrent. 1) The combination of Valor + Warrant is a perfectly legal/labeled option for GA peanut growers. 2) There is not a lot of evidence in peanut to suggest that Warrant + Valor is significantly better on Palmer…
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Tank Mix Compatibility Issues

Growers use tank mixes all the time to apply all of the required ag inputs in an efficient manner.  Every one of these mixes is different and while many will not cause any problems, some formulations are not compatible with each other and cause a big mess and a bigger…
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Preplant herbicide options for peanut growers

With everyone busy with field preparations for cotton and peanuts, a few have had questions about peanut herbicides for chemical weed burndown.   Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, has sent us a  few comments about the options available to peanut growers for their preplant burndown program.  Here a few…
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Post-emergence Herbicide Use for Field Corn

Now that corn is beginning to emerge in our area it is important to keep on top of the weeds that will begin to compete with the growing corn. Below is a table  that shows the application timing of different herbicides used in field corn. LABELED TIMES OF APPLICATION AND PRE-HARVEST INTERVALS…
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Zidua use in Field Corn

Some of the growers in the area may be interested in using the herbicide Zidua in their field corn this year.  Here are some comments from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist about the herbicide: Growers who are interested in using Zidua in field corn should do so for the…
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Peanut Yields and Cobra + 2,4D-B

Because of crop rotation concerns, resistance concerns, or just personal preference, some growers are choosing to use Cobra (or Ultra Blazer) and 2,4-DB in their Peanut Herbicide programs in place of Cadre. Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist, has provided the following information regarding the use of these products in relation to…
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