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Foliar Feeding Cotton

As our cotton is progressing, we are approaching peak bloom on some of our oldest cotton.  This is the time when many growers will begin to apply foliar fertilizer to their cotton, usually nitrogen or potassium.  Foliar fertilizer is used to supplement a good soil applied fertilizer program.  Some growers…
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Yellow Peanuts

As our peanuts progress through the season, sometimes yellow areas or spots may begin to show up in fields.  Peanuts can be yellow for several reasons, including nitrogen deficiency due to poor inoculation or low pH, or in areas where it has been excessively wet.  However, often times the yellow…
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Cotton Blooming, PGR Rainfast Timing

  I have seen a few cotton fields blooming this week.  Most of them were planted in early May.  Some of the growers have already sprayed these fields with the first application of PGR and Boron.  During this time of year, we often get “pop-up” thunderstorms that interfere with folks…
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Watch For Pecan Aphids

One of the more serious pests that affect pecan trees is the black pecan aphid.  Pecan growers should be scouting for the black aphid from now through the end of the season.  The black pecan aphid can cause serious damage to leaves that can result in premature defoliation.  Black pecan…
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Cotton Squaring

There is a good bit of cotton now that has started putting on squares.  It won’t be long before we see some blooms.  There are a few reminders about fertility I wanted to mention. -Sidedress Nitrogen between first square and first bloom.  However, don’t forget about Boron and Sulfur. -Boron (B)…
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