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Weed Science

  • Continued hot and dry conditions have put stress on our crops to this point. Hopefully, we will see some rainfall in the near future to relieve the pressure on the crops and on your irrigating schedule. Disease update – As of today, there has still been NO southern corn rust confirmed in Georgia. Much of […]

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  • The Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) Training opportunities began this week. There are still many opportunities for growers and applicators to register and attend training. We encourage individuals to train virtually at home or office when possible. If anyone does not have access to computer or internet access, please call us at the Worth County Extension […]

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  • The schedule has been set for upcoming Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) Trainings. Please see the following details for auxin training requirements and training dates for 2021. Click to download the .pdf file of the UPW training information: UPW Training Flyer AUXIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS – GEORGIA 2021 Engenia, FeXapan, Tavium, XtendiMax 1. All applicators driving the […]

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  • Recent rains through much of the county have helped with crop water needs; and likely with some of the insects problems that are present such as lesser cornstalk borer, aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies. Good growing conditions for the crops right now, and also good conditions for disease to start becoming an issue. Overall, crops […]

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  • Following is important information for Georgia cotton growers on a Section 24(c) special local need label for Liberty. Thankful for the dedication and work of Dr. Culpepper (our UGA Specialist) and GDA and BASF for getting this in place. New Liberty 24 (c) state label to help Georgia cotton farmers (A. S. Culpepper). As a […]

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  • Update on Dicamba

    Following is an update from Dr. Stanley Culpepper for our growers on dicamba. Dicamba (A. S. Culpepper).  On June 8, 2020 the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the website for details; however, below are the details of the order: “Details […]

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  • A few things to share with growers based upon my phone calls and field observations:  1) I am getting the feeling that many peanut growers are blindly applying EPOST or “cracking” sprays of paraquat without first walking their fields.  From my field plots earlier today, Figure 1 is a picture of a non-treated check (NTC) […]

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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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  • The Using Pesticides Wisely training has moved to an online delivery April 21-23, 2020. The University of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Agriculture dicamba training program will complete the 2020 sessions using online webinar delivery of materials. The US EPA requires only applicators who were not trained in 2019 to complete the training in […]

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  • There has been some different herbicide questions as of late for corn and even grain sorghum. POST applications of Prowl can cause root injury but this usually only occurs when the corn seed has been planted < 1.5″ deep and seed-furrow closure is not adequate. Figure 1 presents some recent research data from UGA weed […]

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