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Peanut Insect Update

We have been dry for quite some time and this is a reminder to monitor/scout for lesser cornstalk borer. They thrive in hot and dry conditions and now is time to treat if they are present due to peanuts producing pegs and pods is a critical time. Be weary to…
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Silverleaf Whitefly Update

We are starting to see silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) numbers increase in some fields in the county.  While they are not widespread, they are present in some cotton fields.  Growers and scouts should be looking closely for them, and treat when thresholds are met.  Below is some excellent information from Dr….
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Weed Control Update

Field corn harvest is just about to start or will start soon depending upon the county. Growers who have annual morningglory problems might want to consider a harvest-aid application of Roundup + Aim to help dessicate the MG vines and facilitate harvesting. It is the best option we have, but…
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Insect Update in Row Crops

The naturally occurring aphid fungus has really started spreading in many cotton fields in the area this week.  In scouting cotton fields, the fungus can be seen as gray, fuzzy aphid cadavers are observed.  Aphid pressure has been high, but once that the fungus is present, the aphid population should…
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Pecan Tissue Sampling Timing and Analysis

Read below on timing for pecan leaf tissue sampling and analysis from Dr. Lenny Wells (UGA Pecan Extension Specialist). Leaf sampling is the most important tool pecan growers have for determining their fertility needs. While soil samples are helpful for checking soil pH and determining any potential problems with competitive uptake…
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Corn and Grain Storage Preparation

Black layer stage of corn will be nearing in some of the older corn in the county. With that, it is time to prepare storage bins for this year’s grain crop. Here is some information below from Dr. Mike Toews out of the UGA Corn Production Guide on preparing to…
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Estimating Yield Potential in Corn

Below you will find a good read on estimating yield potential in corn from Rome Ethredge (UGA Interim Grains Agronomist) Estimating Yield Potential of Corn “There are ways to estimate what your corn will make, but they are rough estimates due to many factors. I remember one year a grower…
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Cutworms in Peanut

Here is the link to the peanut entomology blog about cutworms in peanut for those interested. You can also subscribe to this blog from the website. https://site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/2019/06/cutworms-in-georgia-peanut-fields/ Feel free to call us if this issue arises as we have not seen or had this issue yet. We will continue to…
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