Appling County Crop E News

Cotton Policy Update

Under the 2014 farm bill (2014-2018 crop years), cotton is not a “covered commodity” and thus not eligible for ARC and PLC.  The 2014 farm bill made several changes to cotton that included: – Cotton is not a covered commodity and not eligible for ARC/PLC – Cotton base could not…
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Whiteflies in Cotton

Silver leaf whiteflies (SLWF) are steadily increasing in cotton fields in our area. Having SLWF isn’t a new problem, but it is one that we don’t deal with every year in our area. Adult whiteflies were observed in some cotton fields as early as June in Southwest GA. Dr. Phil Roberts said then…
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2017 Cotton Weed Control Programs

Controlling Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth in 2017 Cotton with Liberty or Roundup + Liberty Programs Although new auxin technologies are increasing management options for cotton growers, the use of 2,4-D and dicamba must be limited in areas where sensitive crops/plants are nearby. Liberty and auxin programs are similarly effective when growers…
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Enlist Spray Tip Demo Days

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017 9:30am ­– Appling County Demo Day- James Rentz Farm ·       3689 Blackshear Hwy SE, Baxley, GA 31513 2:30pm ­– Coffee County Demo Day- Jerry McKinnon’s Farm ·       149 Mac’s Landing, Douglas, GA 31535 ______________________________________________________________   TOPICS TO BE COVERED: ·       How to spray tip selection impacts…
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2017 Cotton Variety Selection

Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a cotton producer makes each year. Since 2010, UGA Extension Cotton Agronomists and County Extension Agents have evaluated the performance of cotton varieties in an on-farm program set up to deliver information to help producers make variety selection decisions.  Each year,…
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Appling County Cotton Variety Trial Results and Cotton Quality

Appling County Cotton Variety Trial results and cotton quality Dryland Planted June 3. Harvested November 29. Variety Yield PHY 444 1119.2448 DG 2615 1065.2209 ST 4946 1054.5603  ST 5115 1023.3614  ST 6182 1018.4744 PHY 496 1016.7035  CG3885 991.84186 PHY 333 984.5  DP1538 963.90988 DP 1553 948.57674 DP 1646 921.36552  NG…
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Integrated Management of Southern Root-Knot Nematode with Resistant Cotton Varieties and Telone in Appling County

The objective of this study was to compare the performance of cotton varieties with known partial-resistance to the root-knot nematode to popular varieties without resistance. Additionally, plots planted to each variety and fumigated with Telone II (4 gal/A), were compared to non-fumigated plots. Hopefully, the results from this study will…
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August 2016 Farm Update

Cotton Target spot of cotton is severe in a number of places in Georgia, but also in other states as well as in Tennessee, Mississippi and others. Dr. Kemerait is seeing effective results in his trials from use of timely fungicide applications. Should every grower spray for target spot? Not necessarily. …
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