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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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Rain Delays and Weed Control (Prostko)

The frequent rain showers we have had over the last month or so have caused many problems with growers who have not been able to get in the field to make pesticide applications.  Since its now July 20 and getting late for just about everything, here are a few things…
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Peanut Entomology Information (Abney)

From an insect pest perspective, May is usually all about thrips. Here are some things to know: Thrips abundance and movement are affected by weather. A model developed at NC StateUniversity can be used to view predicted thrips infestation in your area.https://products.climate.ncsu.edu/ag/cottontip/ An in-furrow insecticide application is recommended by UGA…
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Strongarm Carryover from Peanuts to Field Corn (Prostko)

The 2021 field corn production season has not been great.  Cold, cloudy, wet weather has many farmers scratching their heads about the way some of their fields look.  There are many possible causes of these problems (i.e. fertility, disease, insects, nematodes, weather, herbicide carryover, etc.).  My colleagues and I have…
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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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Mixing Order of Pesticides is Important (Prostko)

This is a friendly reminder that the tank-mixing order/sequence of pesticides is very important.  Got a call from a industry tech rep today about some mixing problems with Roundup PowerMax3 and Zidua SC.  You can see in the slide below that when the Roundup was put in the plastic bottle…
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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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