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  • Following are some timely comments from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist. As of May 11, 28% of the Georgia peanut crop was reported as planted.  Thus, peanut growers should now be evaluating the success of their PRE weed control programs and deciding on the need for early postemergence or “cracking” herbicide applications.  Here are…

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  • This week there are many activities and happenings in Worth County Agriculture. The earlier planted crops have had moisture, but cool temperatures have plant growth and emergence slowed. Many planters are in the field this week. We are starting to get dry in many areas, so irrigation is going, and hopefully more rain soon. Corn:…

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  • Peanut growers will need to consider different factors with the cooler temperatures that we will be experiencing the next few days and nights. Following are some thoughts from UGA Extension Specialists, Dr. Scott Monfort and Dr. Bob Kemerait. Also, for more weather information, check out the website https://weather.uga.edu/ to get data from nearby weather stations.…

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  • Many growers have begun planting cotton and peanuts, and some growers are much further along. There are choices and decisions made at planting, either with seed treatments or at-plant treatments, that can affect early season protection of the crop from nematodes, diseases, and insects. One main issue for nearly all earlier planted fields of cotton…

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  • As corn is really up and going, and as cotton and peanut planting have been taking place recently, storms with wind and rain may have created greater risks for disease in Worth County fields. Following are some points from Dr. Bob Kemerait about recent storms (even yesterday) and things growers should be aware of. If…

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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 issues, as I see them.”…

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  • 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 with the burndown herbicide program…

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  • Following is some of the latest information from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, regarding peanut seeds and fungicide treatments for the 2020 season. We have received many questions in recent days pertaining to the quality issues facing our peanut seed supply in 2020 and relative performance of seed treatments Dynasty PD and Rancona. …

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  • For anyone interested, here is a comparison of Dual Magnum vs. Outlook on tropical spiderwort control in peanut from some past research of Dr. Prostko (UGA Weed Specialist) Outlook is the activated isomer of the herbicide formerly sold as Frontier (dimethenamid).  If you are not very familiar with Outlook, it is in the same herbicide family…

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  • Recent harvest conditions have been ideal for our peanut and cotton farmers.  We have done maturity clinics and checked peanut fields for optimum digging and harvest timing of peanuts, and we have also looked at many cotton fields with growers to plan defoliation and harvest.  Harvest activity is also steady in our vegetable fields at…

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