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Mid-Season Cotton Water Requirements

May planted cotton should be squaring and getting close to bloom, if it’s not there already. Bloom usually occurs 9 weeks after planting and water requirements begin to approach peak demand during this time. Water is critical during the “first flower to first open boll” phase. This growth stage takes…
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Weekly County Update 7/3/2020

Happy 4th of July! I know I’ll be on the grill Saturday night. Enjoy the 4th weekend and please try not to set yourselves on fire with fireworks. Peanuts: Disease time and conditions are coming. I haven’t found or heard of white mold yet but it is coming, especially when…
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Weekly County Update 6/26/2020

Peanuts: Lesser Cornstalk Borers (LCB) are starting to show up. You have 4 options for LCB, 1) Prevathon, 2) Diamond, 3) Chlorpyrifos (Do not use in dryland situation), and 4) Move to the beach. Prevathon and Diamond will give you about a 2 week residual. Diamond has been known to…
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La Nina may be forming

The Pacific Ocean is cooling which could mean a transition to a La Nina. Predictions are right now are between 40-50% for a La Nina to develop. How does this affect me? La Ninas enhance the Atlantic hurricane season and forecast a warmer, drier winter especially here in the South.
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Weekly County Update 6/12/20

It has been an odd week. First, we lose Dicamba, then we get a 24c label for Liberty, the weather is funky, Mexico is phasing out Glyphosate, and hurricane season is underway with expected above-normal activity. Cotton: Whiteflies have been spotted in cotton. They are not at threshold levels yet…
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Liberty 24(c) Label

As a result of great teamwork with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and BASF, Georgia cotton farmers have a new Liberty label allowing shortened intervals between sequential Liberty applications which can improve weed control.

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Dicamba Update

On June 8, 2020, the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the website for details; however, below are the details of the order: “Details of the Order EPA’s order addresses the sale, distribution, and use of…
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