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  • Peanut Update

    There has been a lot of harvesting of peanuts in Worth County this week. With this, we have been checking a lot of peanut maturity samples. Even with the heat speeding up cotton maturity, peanuts appear to be on schedule as normal. There are some dryland fields and different situations that have required peanuts to…

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  • Rainfall has covered the county in the last 7 days, and the soil is wet. Many growers have been busy planting cotton and peanuts, even up until the rain came yesterday. The corn crop is really growing at this time, and melons, beans and other vegetables are coming along, also. Below is the observed precipitation…

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  • We are looking forward to more Extension grower meetings coming up soon. Mark your calendars for these upcoming production meetings! Pesticide recertification credits and certified crop advisor (CCA) CEU’s will be available at these meetings. *Please contact the Worth County Extension Office at 229-776-8216 if you plan to attend.

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  • Worth County Extension has recently hosted two producer meetings. The Worth County Extension Peanut Production meeting was held on January 23, 2024. Dr. Scott Monfort, Dr. Mark Abney, and Dr. Glen Harris gave the latest update on peanut varieties and practices, insects and diseases, and peanut fertility needs. There was also an update from the…

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  • Many situations are occurring in crops over the last week or two. Corn harvest has begun and is progressing well between some rain events. Cotton Update: A few more fields have reached the silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) threshold this week. This pest is starting to spread out further in the county, so keep an eye out…

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  • Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Peanut Pathologist If the growing season was like a football game, many of our growers would now be early in the 3rd quarter. Our home team is the “Peanut Crop” and today we would be playing the “Pests”, a team primarily composed of weeds, insects, diseases, and nematodes. The “Pests” tend…

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  • Crop Disease Update

    Southern corn rust and corn tar spot is present in southwest Georgia, but a majority of corn in the county is nearing full maturity, so the diseases should not affect potential yield. But, late planted corn should be scouted and treated if necessary. Conditions have been near perfect for diseases in peanuts and cotton to…

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  • Wet Weather Concerns

    The recent rainfall throughout the county has many fields too wet for ground equipment applying fertilizer and spraying for weeds, insects, and diseases.  So, how much has it rained? We have had from 6-10+ inches of rain over the last two weeks in Worth County. Following are a few things to think about regarding “Wet…

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  • We have had plenty of rain throughout the county the last couple of weeks, so many fields are too wet for ground equipment and conditions are good for the spread of crop diseases. Following is a crop disease update from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist: The mention of trade names in this blog…

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  • 2023 Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean Insect Scout Schools Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 5, 2023 in Tifton and June 13, 2023 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean. These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures. The training will serve…

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  • The peanut fungicide program is a topic that is on the minds of many growers that planted in late April and early May. Most peanut acres have been planted at this point, but those earlier fields are nearing the start of the fungicide spray program. A grower may ask, “How do I start my peanut…

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