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Row Crop Disease Update (Kemerait)

A word from Dr. Kemerait on the warm temperatures we are experiencing, and the use of in-furrow fungicides to combat seedling disease. Rhizoctonia solani is an important pathogen associated with seedling disease in cotton and peanuts.  It is especially severe when soils are cooler and wetter and when seed is…
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Pesticide Clean Day May 3, 2022

All: The Georgia Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce our next Clean Day pesticide waste collection event. The event will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Houston County at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry Ga. This event is free and open to all statewide commercial/private applicators, commercial contractors, and…
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Georgia Grain News 3-25-22

From Rome Ethredge: Irrigating Wheat and other Small grains We know that small grains yield better with a dry sunny spring but we can benefit from irrigation at times, especially during grain fill. Dr. Wes Porter, UGA, says he normally recommends ET replacement on small grains and this time of…
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Nematodes and Herbicide Reminders for Corn

A quick note from Dr. Kemerait Despite the weather over the next few days, the La Nina winter (warm and direr) has certainly set the stage for increased problems with nematodes in our corn, cotton, peanuts, and soybeans, at least on the Coastal Plain.  Growers need to anticipate this and…
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Georgia Grain News 03-10-2022

By Rome Ethredge Looks like we will have a few cold mornings that may affect our small grains and any corn that’s up. Hopefully the time it stays cold will be short and with warm soils we won’t be hurt much. And we aren’t in the most susceptible timeframe in…
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Georgia Grain News 3-2-2022

From Rome Ethredge Corn planting getting going now although moisture is short in some areas and some preplant watering is having to happen. Lots of ways to do it but grower here using pop up fertilizer 2×2 (2 inches over and 2 inches below the seed) and Velum in furrow…
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Grass Herbicides for Pre-Plant Burndown???

Grass Herbicides for Pre-Plant Burndown?? (Culpepper and Prostko) Thinking about using a grass herbicide such as Select Max (clethodim) for pre-plant burndown? Have you seen any data suggesting this is a wise decision? Interestingly, there is a lot of buzz about using grass herbicides to burndown small grain cover crops…
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Alternatives for Roundup for Weed Control in Field Corn

An update from Dr. Prostko I continue to hear much chatter about the shortages/price increases for Roundup (glyphosate) and many other herbicides.  Thus, I would like to remind you of some of the options available to field corn growers who are trying to be more judicious with their use of glyphosate…
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Cotton thresholds for Plant bug and Stink Bug

I have seen a few fields and heard of others that were at threshold for plant bugs this year. Below is a reminder for UGA recommendations on treatment: Plant Bug Thresholds: Cotton plants retain less than 80% pinhead squares and there are a reasonable number of bugs present. First two…
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