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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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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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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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Pecan Fungicide Spray Programs and Frost Damage

We are in the third week of April, and hopefully the threat for a freeze has left us for the year. I have had a few calls in the past few weeks regarding concern for frost damage, as seen below, to some of our younger pecan trees. In general, it…
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Watermelons in the Ground

Our watermelons have been in the ground for about 4 weeks now. As of now, we do have runners in our earliest planted fields. We got lots of leaves. To me, there is alot of difference in this year and last year at the same time. Consultant Coy Harpe and…
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Wheat Heading

I’ve been following our small grain crops in the county. We have wheat fields initially planted for cover back in October. This ended up being the best time to plant grain since we were soaking wet in November and December. These fields were treated for weeds, then sidedressed and they…
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Row Crop Update with Hurricane Arrival

Growers are in the field trying to get what they can. We’ve been picking peanuts hard this last week and a half in Wilcox County thanks to a little rain 2 weeks back. I really think we’ve got all of the early planted peanuts out of the ground and picked….
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Early Leaf Spot… Late?

12Y peanuts are known for having some good disease resistance, and we plant a good bit of 12Y here in Wilcox County. They are real good against white mold, and leaf Spot is not too bad. Here is a great looking field of 12Y peanuts just below Abbeville that have…
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