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Georgia Grain News 03-10-2022

By Rome Ethredge Looks like we will have a few cold mornings that may affect our small grains and any corn that’s up. Hopefully the time it stays cold will be short and with warm soils we won’t be hurt much. And we aren’t in the most susceptible timeframe in…
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Georgia Grain News 3-2-2022

From Rome Ethredge Corn planting getting going now although moisture is short in some areas and some preplant watering is having to happen. Lots of ways to do it but grower here using pop up fertilizer 2×2 (2 inches over and 2 inches below the seed) and Velum in furrow…
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Grass Herbicides for Pre-Plant Burndown???

Grass Herbicides for Pre-Plant Burndown?? (Culpepper and Prostko) Thinking about using a grass herbicide such as Select Max (clethodim) for pre-plant burndown? Have you seen any data suggesting this is a wise decision? Interestingly, there is a lot of buzz about using grass herbicides to burndown small grain cover crops…
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Alternatives for Roundup for Weed Control in Field Corn

An update from Dr. Prostko I continue to hear much chatter about the shortages/price increases for Roundup (glyphosate) and many other herbicides.  Thus, I would like to remind you of some of the options available to field corn growers who are trying to be more judicious with their use of glyphosate…
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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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