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In-Furrow Peanut Decisions

It is time to start planning for peanut planting. There are some decisions that we have to make before the furrow closes. Many of you are asking me about in-furrow insecticide options. Below I will discuss differences of Velum Total and Thimet. Velum Total contains two AIs, imidacloprid and fluopyram….
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Burndown Considerations

Since many of you are about to start your “burndown” herbicide applications, I would like to provide a few tips on some troublesome weeds to make sure we are successful. The photo on the left is of a great  cover crop with triticale and clover. However, if you look really close…
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UGA Specialists study Whiteflies, Virus, and Weeds

Recently, I hopped in a vehicle with two student workers of Dr. Bhabesh Dutta, UGA vegetable plant pathologist. We went to multiple fields across the county to sample weeds on field edges for screening of the whitefly transmitted cucurbit leaf crumple virus. This virus affected fall vegetable production across the southern region of the state….
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Turner County Cotton Policy Meeting

With changes in the farm bill that are converting generic base to new cotton base, Turner County ANR Extension and Sconyer’s Gin and Warehouse are hosting a meeting on Monday, February 26, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Turner County Civic Center meeting room at 11:00-12:30. Lunch will…
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Cover Crop Study in Turner County

Whether you know it or not, Turner County farmers have a good reputation for their adoption of conservation tillage practices. Much of this is due to efforts in the past from dedicated farmers and extension agents; Scott Utley and Ronnie Barentine to be specific. Several years and two county agents later, I feel that we need to…
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Auxin (Dicamba/2,4-D) Training Requirements for Cotton in 2018

We have completed one full season in cotton with the new auxin technology. I would say that overall, we have been successful in using this product in Turner County, Georgia. However, I do not want to negate the potential for off-target movement that exists if this technology is used improperly (incorrect formulation,…
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