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To Spray or not to Spray (Lenny Wells)

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Peanut Cracking Sprays

“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…
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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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