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Get ahead of Italian Ryegrass in your Hayfield

I had many phone calls this spring about the pest in the first picture, no not the cat, Italian ryegrass. As some of you were assessing your Bermudagrass hayfields in April, it was apparent that Italian ryegrass was present and in direct competition with the bermudagrass as it was breaking dormancy….
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Georgia Pesticide Waste Clean Day Event

Many of you inquire about old pesticides sitting in barns and sheds. Don’t miss your opportunity to properly dispose of these items. The Georgia department of Agriculture will be holding a pesticide waste clean day at Spence Field (site of the Sunbelt Ag Expo) in November. You must pre-register for…
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Harvest and Storm Update from Bob Kemerait

Like they say, “no rest for the weary.”  It looked like we were going to be able to get out of this with fairly dry weather and then here comes the potential for a tropical storm.  If the path of the storm continues, it should hit sometime late on Wednesday…
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Hurricane Michael Update By Pam Knox

Below is a post from the blog of UGA climatologist Pam Knox. Her blog is very useful and can be found at the following link: Pam Knox CASE Blog If you have not been paying attention to the tropics this week, now is the time to start. Tropical Storm Michael…
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Peanut Maturity and Harvest

Peanut harvest is going very well from the feedback I have been getting. I would like to make a few comments on maturity and harvest. While checking maturity on the board, peanuts planted from April to the first 3-4 days of may were mature at 137-145 DAP (Days after planting). Peanuts…
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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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