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Pigweed Emergence

The following is from Dr. Eric Prostko on pigweed emergence: Just a heads up to you and your growers that Palmer amaranth has already emerged in the field (Figure 1). Consequently, strip-tillage peanut growers who are applying burndown herbicides (Roundup, Gramoxone, 2,4-D) now should seriously consider including a residual herbicide…
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Climate Data in Tattnall

This past May was extremely hot and dry and whenever we have weather extremes it gets me thinking. How does our weather today compare to the past? More specifically, the decade of the sixties and seventies. The reason I concentrate on these decades is because this was a time of…
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Current and Future Weather for Tattnall

These past couple of weeks have been extremely hot dry. I have seen many crops, especially dry-land corn hit hard by these drought conditions. Even with irrigation the weather has been unfavorable for young peanuts and cotton, and even tasseling corn. I have even started seeing trees begin shedding leaves…
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Pecan Budmoth

Recently I was visiting with Andrew Sawyer, the Southeast District Area Pecan Agent. We had discussed damage related to the pecan budmoth. So I wanted to give everyone a brief update on the extent of this pest for the current season. The pecan budmoth (Gretchina bolliana) is a native pest…
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