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About Chris Tyson

I am the UGA Extension Onion Agent and Coordinator of the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center.

Cleaning Valor Out Of Your Spray Tank

I know many folks are through using Valor for the year, but some folks are still using it for soybeans.  I got this tank cleanout guide from Hunt Sanders, FMD Specialist for Valent, that I wanted to share with everyone.  It tells how to properly clean Valor herbicide from your…
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Prevent Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes

Many folks have tomato plants in their gardens, and many of them have some nice tomatoes that will be ready soon.  Every year in the summer I get calls about blossom end rot.  Most folks say their tomatoes look good, with a healthy vine, but some tomatoes are turning black and rotting on…
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Irrigating Young Pecan Trees

Here is some great information that was just shared with me by Lenny Wells, our UGA Pecan Specialist.  He has been doing some irrigation research on young pecan trees in their first year of planting.  Here’s his article below: Young pecan trees require two key ingredients for establishment; 1) water…
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Morningglory Control in Soybeans

Its never too early to think about controlling morningglory. In the picture above and below, you can see pitted morningglory coming up in soybeans that were just planted.  These will need to be controlled early on so they don’t take over the soybeans.  They can become a big problem later…
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Coffeeweed Control in Peanuts

  One troublesome weed in peanuts that we see a lot of in Tattnall County is Sicklepod, but most people know it as “Coffeeweed”.  I took this photo of one that just sprouted and came up in some peanuts.  Many growers have trouble controlling it later in the season when it…
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Burndown Sprays for Peanuts

In the last 2 weeks, there have been a lot of peanuts planted in our area.  Many have cracked the ground like the one in the picture above.  Some growers will be preparing for “burndown” sprays soon to help control early season weeds and put out more residual herbicide. One…
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Tank Mixing Paraquat

We often get calls about tank mixing certain herbicides and their compatibility with different products.  I have heard of issues mixing paraquat (brand name Gramoxone) with certain herbicides, such as Reflex.  I talked to Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist, about the possibility of mixing issues with paraquat and he gave me…
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