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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…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Following are some current row crop disease updates and points to consider from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist. “Planting season is upon us and critical decisions with regards to season-long disease and nematode control must be made before the furrow is closed. For now, there are 4 critical…
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Palmer Amaranth Emergence

Palmer Amaranth is starting to be seen emerging in fields. Strip-tillage peanut growers who are applying burndown herbicides (Roundup, Gramoxone, 2,4-D) now should consider including a residual herbicide with the burndown. Valor SX 51WG @ 2 oz/A or Dual Magnum 7.62EC @ 16 oz/A could be good options. Residuals included…
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Upcoming Dates of Interest

Cotton/Peanut Research Field Day – September 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (from Georgia Peanut & Cotton Commission press release) The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Tifton,…
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Late Season Tropical Spiderwort

There has been some questions about late season tropical spiderwort in peanuts getting closer to digging time. There has also been questions about this weed in corn or post harvest control for peanut rotation the next season. For current peanut production, there is not many good options this late for…
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