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Weekly County Update 4/30/21

Tough start to the week. The storm really wrecked peanut beds and washed out planted fields. Herbicides: Cotton: Any Valor and Diuron are almost certainly gone. Nothing changes. Stick to the program. 2 PREs and timely posts. Add Paraquat with PREs if pigweed is up. Peanuts: If you have already…
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Herbicides and Rain

We’re looking at about 7″ across the county from the storm on Saturday. From a herbicide standpoint, the biggest questions are runoff and leaching. If the soil was physically moved around or away from the field then it’s safe to say the herbicides moved with it. If this is the…
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Weekly County Update 4/23/21

Cold weather and the threat of severe storms on Saturday have kept us back some this week but it’s looking like next week should be a full go for most everyone. Here are some things that you can get a head start on before the furrow is closed. Seedling diseases…
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UPW and Paraquat Training List

You can check the UPW and Paraquat training list on the Georgia Department of Ag website. If your name is not found on one of the lists and you have proof you took the corresponding test please let me know so we can get it fixed. If your name is…
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Pecan Fungicide Schedules

Dr. Lenny Wells has put together the best table and schedule for pecan fungicide applications. Here it is. We have broken the cultivars down into 3 main categories (Low, Medium, and High) as seen below. The 4th category–Medium/High — consists of cultivars that could fall into either of these 2…
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Weekly County Update 4/9/21

I’ve reached out to some of you about a sprayer survey that Dr. Prostko and Dr. Virk have sent out. We are looking at some potential research and trainings on sprayer and precision applications so this data will be very helpful in creating that. If you haven’t taken the survey…
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Planting Decisions for Peanuts

To plant or not to plant? That is the question. Several are asking about planting peanuts already so here are some things to keep in mind. Planting this early in April will increase the risk for TSWV so you will need to take precautions like using Thimet, using quality seed,…
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UPW and Paraquat Trainings

Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) 2021 virtual trainings are nearly completed with only three more opportunities available. This training must be completed to be able to make labeled dicamba or 2,4-D in-crop cotton or soybean applications. Click the links below to register for the upcoming trainings. April 5, 5:30 PM: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_86HgfXsMRt64_dN_xz9b0g…
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Weekly County Update 4/02/2021

Burndown applications are out as are the harrows. Snap beans are being planted and corn is popping. I’ve talked with several of you about delaying any POST applications in corn. It’s best to wait until this little cold snap passes. The reasoning behind this is that the weeds shut down…
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