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Disease Notes from Bob Kemerait

Cotton: We have three diseases of significant importance in the field right now. 1. Boll rot. The rain and heavy vegetative growth we have seen this year has created perfect conditions for fungal boll rot. We are seeing a lot of it. We are not seeing a lot of bacterial…
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Upcoming Events and Peanut Maturity Times

Peanut Maturity Clinic: In the past I have tried to limit peanut maturity clinics to certain times of the day. I do like to reserve times where I will schedule nothing else and I am willing to meet outside these times on per request. I will schedule peanut maturity clinics…
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Turner County Cotton Defoliation Meeting Details

On Tuesday, September 4th, at 7:30 A.M. there will be a Turner County Cotton Defoliation meeting at the Turner County Extension office. Breakfast will be provided. UGA Cotton Agronomist, Jared Whitaker, will be the speaker. We have not had a defoliation meeting since I have been here and I really…
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Cotton Pest Update

Before I describe pest pressure in the cotton crop, I would like to say that no two fields are similar and scouting is a must for good management of a crop. I don’t care if you do it personally, or hire a scout, just as long as it gets scouted…
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Row Crop Disease Pointers

Please see the notes below for disease management for corn and peanut.  CORN:  No southern rust has been found in Georgia to date.  Apparently, there is not a lot in Florida either.  Spores from Florida are typically a threat to our corn crop.  Little disease there means lower risk here in…
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Old School Quart Jar Calibration Method

Several of you have asked me about a calibration chart for the quart jar method. According to many of you, UGA had it on a chart many years ago that was titled “Willy Weed Calibration Chart”. I have found the charts that went on this publication. Click on the link…
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Produce Safety Rule

As the new Produce Safety Rule goes into effect, I would like to make growers aware of 2 items of importance:  An educational training will be required for an operation to be in adherence to the produce safety rule. There should be some of these meetings this fall. The Department…
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Watermelon Disease Possibilities and Weather Concerns

What a watermelon grower does with in the next 24 hours from this blog post could be beneficial for watermelon production and disease management. I would encourage you to follow my thought process below as I look at the importance of three factors this week and then determine what I think…
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UGA Forage Annoucements

The UGA forage team has a great website that can be used a tool for variety selection, forage management, and pest management. the website is below. http://georgiaforages.caes.uga.edu/index.html  To locate information on different forage species, look on the side bar on the left hand side and click adapted species. Information on…
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