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  • We have begun the 2021 Extension Production meeting season. Today, the first of these meetings was held. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and precautions, the meetings will be conducted in a virtual or online format. Below are the dates and times of the currently planned meetings. Let us know if we can assist you at the…

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  • Cotton – Insects and Disease – The silverleaf whitefly (SLWF) population is spreading out from the initial area from a couple of weeks ago. There are more fields in central/eastern part of the county that have reached threshold. Be aware and be scouting, as the population can change quickly; if you have questions, let us…

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  • Following is the row crop disease update from Dr. Bob Kemerait as of July 1. Rain in the forecast for the next week increases risk of development and spread of diseases in our row crops.  Based on weather and time of season, I encourage our growers to be vigilant and prepared for the following: Corn:…

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  • Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Entomologist Due to the COVID-19  pandemic the 2020 Cotton, Peanut, and Soybean Scout Schools scheduled for June 8th in Tifton and June 16th in Midville have been cancelled.  We are considering holding scout schools at a later date or on a webinar platform.  More information will be provided soon on these…

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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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  • Soybean Update

    There are not many soybeans in the county, but there are some in the north end of the county. The soybeans that are planted, are ultra-late varieties. When planting this late it is important to keep in mind to plant maturity groups like VI, VII, or VIII. It is also important to increase seeding rate…

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  • Those interested in scouting these row crops should make plans to attend one of the UGA Scout Schools. Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and…

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  • CORN – Southern Corn Rust has NOT been found in Georgia this year. We have had a little common rust and a little Northern Corn Leaf Blight confirmed in lower SW Georgia; common rust is not a problem for us.  The corn crop for our earliest planting dates is approaching tassel.  Given no known southern…

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  • Attached is a link to view the 2019 Soybean Variety Characteristics, there are also copies at office and I can provide copies to those interested at meetings or whenever. Soybean Recommended Varieties 2019

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