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If We Make It Through December…

The GA weather station in Arabi has recorded 9.8¬†inches of rain since the first weekend in December. I hear as much as 1,500 acres left to pick on some operations. We’ll be picking in February likely. Growers are saying, “The Hurricane took the yield and the rain is taking the…
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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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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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Row Crop Disease Update (Kemerait)

Just a few “heads ups” this morning on what I am seeing or hearing about in the the fields now. The picture above was sent to me by Dr. Jared Whitaker and later he brough samples to Jason Brock in Tifton.¬† Young seedlings wilting and dying soon after emergence with…
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Cotton Seedling Disease

We are in the third week of April, and a few Wilcox county acres have seen the planter rig putting cotton seed in the ground. As of April 20, 2021, our UGA weather station in Hatley, read a 4 inch soil temperature of 72.2 degrees Fahrenheit, but we are expecting…
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Cotton & Peanut Winter Weed Burndown

Thanks to Worth County Ag Agent Bryce Southerland who wrote information on burndown leading to cotton on his blog at Worth County Ag News. It is the time of the year where growers are getting ready to prepare cotton land by burning down winter weeds in wheat/rye/oats cover crop. Cover…
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A Year That Could’ve Been…

It’s been a long season to say the least – especially for cotton. We are trying to finish up in Wilcox County. Even when it stopped raining a little bit, fields were still wet. Even where we could pick, growers are using some mounting kits to keep from bogging. 2018…
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