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Goosegrass (Prostko)

Dr. Culpepper recently gave you his 2 cents worth about the control of goosegrass in the most recent UGA Cotton Newsletter – July 2022 (https://www.ugacotton.com/vault/file/July-2022-Cotton-Team-Newsletter.pdf).  Thought I would add my 3 cents worth as well since my ears are also bleeding from all the phone calls.   1) The #1 enemies…
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Peanut & Soybean – From the Field – June 2 (Prostko)

 A few things for you to consider, fresh from the field: 1) New technologies are great but you can control weeds without it.  Nothing beats starting clean, using a strong residual herbicide (activated with moisture) at planting, followed by a timely POST (with more residual).  The Palmer amaranth population in…
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Reminder! Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean Insect Scout Schools

Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 6, 2022 in Tifton and June 14, 2022 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures.  The training will serve as an introduction…
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Wheat Harvest – Ethredge

Wheat Harvest Wheat combining was interrupted in many areas by rains recently, some folks got 4 inches over a few days and we are seeing a little sprouting of the wheat in the head. This isn’t much of a problem in feed wheat but for milling wheat for flour it…
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Weed Update – Prostko

Here are a couple of things to think about based upon recent phone calls/texts and observations from some of my current research projects. 1) If growers observe unexpected/unusual leaf injury/burn after a corn herbicide is applied, it is most likely caused by Valor sprayer contamination.  See below for what this…
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Early Cotton – Kemerait

The risk to planting cotton too early, especially with the threat of storms we are facing now, has everything to do with seedling diseases caused by fungal pathogens (especially Rhizoctonia solani and Pythium sp.)  Cool soils, especially cool and wet soils slow seed germination and slow growth and development of…
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