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Warrant Receives Peanut Label

Warrant recently received both federal (January) and state (February) approvals for use on peanuts in Georgia. Here are a few thoughts, from UGA Weed Scientist Dr. Eric Prostko, regarding its potential use in 2014: 1) The current supplemental label only permits PRE and/or EPOST applications (before flowering). 2) Of these 2…
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Part 2: Herbicide Resistance, A Real Concern For Area Producers.

Two weeks ago I passed along some information from Dr. Eric Prostko about atrazine-resistant pigweed in Berrien County.  Dr. Prostko, UGA Cooperative Extension Weed Scientist, has sent us an update.  This update gives us a few reasons as to how these pigweeds developed resistance to atrazine.  This information applies to…
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Herbicide Resistance, A Real Concern For Area Producers.

Area producers are concerned about the need for herbicide rotation with good reason.  With increasing difficulty of finding and registering new chemicals, it is imperative that we rotate modes of action as well as crops to reduce the amount of selection pressure that we put on weeds.  It ultimately falls…
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Wheat Weed Control Options

I have been in a few wheat fields recently and most of them are due for a herbicide application.  In the conventional tilled fields, the ryegrass has been up for about a week and the broadleaf weeds are still small and easy to control.  In the no-till fields, the weeds…
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Potential Problems with Toxic Weeds in Georgia Pastures.

Today we received word from Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, about the danger this year of toxic weeds in our pastures.  With the increase rainfall we have experienced times where we couldn’t provide timely application of herbicides to control the weeds and many of them thrive in a…
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Late Season Options for Morningglory Control in Peanuts.

Here are a few tips from UGA Weed Scientist, Dr. Eric Prostko, for late-season control of morninglory: 1) Depending upon the anticipated digging date, 2,4-DB can be used to slow down the spread/growth of annual morningglory.  However, this treatment will not provide any real control or result in complete weed…
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Roundup and Reflex Mixing Considerations.

For those growing Roundup Ready crops, here is a short reminder from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Cooperative Extension Weed Specialist. Just a quick reminder that there have been a few issues regarding tank-mixtures of glyphosate and Reflex.  Generally, some K-salt formulations of glyphosate have not mixed well with Reflex.  In…
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Application timing is critical when using glufosinate for pigweed.

  I know that it seems a little late to be talking about early post-emergent cotton herbicides, but with much of the cotton being late this year there is still a lot of cotton acreage that is getting these sprays now. I came across a field earlier that had some large pigweeds that had been sprayed…
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Peanut Herbicide Use

After the much needed rain we all received in the past 10 days weeds are starting to appear in our peanut fields. Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, says we need to remember that Cadre is almost always better following an early POST (cracking) application of paraquat (Figure 1).   Growers should only consider…
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