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Sweet Potato Variety Evaluation in Georgia

In 2017, Researchers and County Agents from UGA evaluated several sweet potato varieties for yield and quality.  These tests were conducted in Tifton and at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons.  Some of the varieties that were looked at are older, common varieties, and others were newer…
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Watch Out For Stinging Nettle!

Each winter and spring, we get questions about a weed seen growing around pastures and livestock barns that causes a painful, burning irritation to the skin if touched.  This weed is called stinging nettle. Stinging nettle (Urtica chamaedryoides) is a winter annual weed that is commonly seen in late winter…
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Upcoming Changes to Paraquat Label

Paraquat is the active ingredient in several popular herbicide formulations used in Georgia (Firestorm, Gramoxone, Helmquat, and Parazone).  It has multiple uses including preplant burndown applications, early-postemergence weed control in peanut, and as a soybean harvest-aid.  Paraquat registration has been under review by the EPA and many changes will be…
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