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  • Pre-Plant Burndown

    Per Dr. Prostko I am still getting quite a few inquiries about pre-plant burndowns.  Thus, I thought you might be interested in seeing some of the early results of a current pre-plant burndown test located in Tift County. 1) All treatments were applied at 7 am on March 9, 2023 (15 GPA with AIXR11002 spray […]

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  • Per Dr. Prostko: As Dr. Culpepper and I have begun our annual winter weed tour around most of Georgia, one of the many things you will here us discuss is starting weed-free (clean) at planting using a combination of practices such as tillage, cover crops, and/or herbicides. The use of cover crops and tillage will […]

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  • A word from Dr. Stewart: We are expecting extreme cold conditions over the next couple of days. Here are a few tips to help cattle through this stretch, especially for those that have started the calving season. Windbreak: This may be the biggest factor to help cattle get through the extreme wind chill we will […]

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  • A word from Dr. Wells on late season insects in pecans: We’ve nearly reached the end of the season. Pawnee will likely be ready to shake by the middle or end of next week and we are nearing the end of kernel filling on most other cultivars. I’ve had many calls today about whether or […]

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  • Water Split in Pecan

    From Dr. Lenny Wells This is just a reminder that given the recent rain and the stage the pecans are in, if you have not seen it already, you we will likely be seeing water stage fruit split on many varieties over the next couple weeks. Water stage fruit-split of pecan is often a major […]

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  • Pecan Scab

    A few thoughts from Dr. Lenny Wells on Pecan Scab: For many growers, this post is stating the obvious, but its just a reminder to not to be caught off guard following our dry weather through June. We are currently in a highly critical period for scab protection. The nuts are sizing very rapidly at […]

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  • Goosegrass control

    From Dr. Prostko: 1) The #1 enemies of POST herbicide applications are big weeds and dry weather.  If POST graminicides (i.e. Select, Poast, Fusilade, or generics) are applied applied to large plants, they will not work.  A flowering goosegrass plant is way too big!!! Seed-heads of common annual grasses. From left to right: goosegrass; barnyardgrass: […]

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  • Pecan Nut Curculio

    From Dr. Lenny Wells You may notice some nut drop in your orchards at this time. This can occur for a number of reasons, including rainfall after a long hot, dry period and natural drop on certain varieties. One thing we are seeing at the moment is drop from nut curculio. The damage from nut […]

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  • “Cracking” Time Again on Peanuts (Prostko) Many peanut growers are in the field right now making “cracking” applications of paraquat (whether they really need it or not?).  I always get tons of questions about product use rates.  Check out these pictures from earlier today.  These are rates I have been testing for years and they […]

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  • 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 planted too deep. It can […]

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