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  • Fall is here and we have had some cooler nights, but good sunshine the last couple of days. Diggers are back in the field in some places and some peanut picking has resumed. Many have been attending the Extension peanut maturity clinics at our locations in the county (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings), and we…

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  • Peanuts Worth County Extension has been hosting peanut maturity clinics at locations in the county and also at the Extension Office since late August. Quite a few fields are nearing maturity at this time and digging/inverting has begun in some fields. Many of the samples we have checked are showing normal maturity, but a few…

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  • We have seen some issues in peanut and cotton growth due to wet soil conditions this season. Most peanut fields have very good growth except in wetter areas. Cotton on the other hand has had more issues and stresses. We have good looking cotton fields, and those that appear to be struggling. Rainy weather and…

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  • CROP UPDATE Earlier planted corn is mature and harvest has begun this week in the county. Hope our growers have a good harvest season as we get into it. It is still wet across much of the county, but field activity is hopping in fields that growers can run equipment. Many things are happening now.…

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  • Crop Disease Update – Notes from Dr. Bob Kemerait Soybean rust has been confirmed in sentinel plots in Tift County and Toombs County. Soybean growers with good yield potential should strongly consider spraying a fungicide if the soybeans are between R3 (early pod stage) and R6 (full seed stage). Conditions are favorable for target spot…

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  • We have been receiving rain from Tropical Storm Elsa as she moved through our area. Field activity has been delayed. Prior to the storm, many growers were making applications for weed control and diseases. While the rain has been good for our crops, we expect disease pressure to be on the increase. Growers should remain…

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  • Crop Disease and Insect Update Disease Update (Dr. Bob Kemerait) Southern Corn Rust found yesterday in Terrell County. This is a new detection moving slightly north; corn farmers in South Georgia have been dealing with this disease since early June, corn growers in north Georgia should be vigilant. Conditions now are absolutely perfect for southern…

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  • The row crops are progressing nicely at this time. Recent rains have them growing well, and have allowed growers to slow down on irrigating. With rains, escaped weeds have also really jumped up in growth. Field activity is steady where it is not too wet to get in – side dressing, spraying, spreading gypsum, etc.…

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  • More rain is expected this weekend. Many field activities have been going on this week throughout the county – hay cutting, vegetable harvest, final planting and some replanting of cotton and peanuts, spray applications for weed, disease, and insect control. Cotton and peanut growth has really jumped following recent rains. Conditions are favorable for many…

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  • By Wesley Porter, Extension Precision Ag and Irrigation Specialist, UGA & David Hall, Extension Water Educator, UGA Similar to May of 2019 which was very hot and dry, we had some very hot and dry weather during May of 2021, dry enough that we had to apply some small irrigation events to our young peanut…

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