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Southern Corn Rust Arrives Late But Be Aware

Southern Corn Rust has been confirmed in neighboring Coffee County. So what does this mean for Corn growers? You should be scouting your fields and should consider the stage of your corn and decide if your risk and situation warrant a fungicide application. Recent wind and pop-up thunderstorms are great transportation for southern corn rust. When looking at products your choice will come down to how long do you need to protect your corn crop.
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Pond Management Meeting Set for March

Each year County Extension Agents field numerous calls on how to handle pond weeds. To get the most up to date information on managing aquatic weeds, stocking ponds and pond fertilization join us on March 15th as Dr. Gary Burtle covers it all. Pre-registration is appreciated!
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2019 Extension Production Meetings

Below is the County Meetings that have been scheduled up to this point. There may be additions as they year goes on. You must call in to register 2 days prior for any of the meetings you plan to attend. Most have a planned meal and offer 1 hour of commercial and private pesticide license credit. If  you have questions contact your respective County Extension Office.
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Cotton Defoliation Considerations for 2018 (Freeman and Whitaker)

Most of our early planted cotton is quickly approaching (and has approached in some areas) time for defoliation. Cotton defoliation tends to be one of the most important aspects of cotton production each year. Timing and product selection are two of the more critical components regarding defoliation and confusion occurs not only by the thousands of tank mix concoctions but also the differences in personalities of growers with some wanting to pull the trigger too early and some wanting to wait on the very last boll to crack.
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