Appling County Crop E News

Bacterial Blight of Cotton

Bacterial blight was officially confirmed in Appling County Thursday September 1 by Dr. Kemerait from samples collected by a consultant. Prior samples I sent in to the lab from the same field came back positive for target spot and Cercospora leaf spot. Cercospora leaf spot, like Stemphylium leaf spot, typically occurs in fields…
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Peanut Maturity and Fungicides

Most growers have peanuts that are around 100 days after planting. This is the time we generally start checking for maturity to determine how many days are left until digging. There are a few important things to consider when collecting a peanut maturity sample. Remember, the projected digging date is…
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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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Another Successful Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day

On August 17 over 200 people attended the 2016 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day in Baxley. This annual event has continued to grow and become more popular. This year, even farmers from Alabama and north Georgia attended the field day. I am always amazed at how appreciative pecan growers are…
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Midville Field Day Wednesday August 24 at 9am.

A field day focusing on University of Georgia research at the Southeast Research and Education Center (SEREC) in Midville, Georgia, will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24. Southeast Georgia industry personnel and farmers are invited to attend and learn more about the research trials being conducted at…
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Farm Update

Southern Corn Rust Southern Corn rust is EARLY this year and has been found in Seminole, Wayne and Pierce Counties. Protecting corn approaching or beyond tassel with a fungicide is an important consideration. Once corn reaches the dough stage it is safe. Most likely, Southern Rust is in other area…
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What Else Is Happening?

What else is going on? This blog post is for entertainment only. It doesn’t really have anything to do with ag. However, I’ve found out over the years in doing radio, news articles and blogs that I get more response and comments when I tell a story or make a…
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Cotton Market News

The 64-cent area (Dec16 futures prices) seems to be the limit that this market is willing to go at this point.  Additional positive market factors could take us to 66 cents—but 64 cents has been tested twice over the past month or so and the market shows no ability or…
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