Appling County Crop E News

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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Pecan Fungicides and Herbicides

Pecan sprays in our area have already began in some orchards and will soon be starting in most others. The optimum temperature range for scab infection is 59-77 degrees F and a leaf wetness of about 12 hours. Our temperatures are right and rain is in the forecast which means the…
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Using a Weather Station for Fungicide Timing

We’ve been testing a new system developed by Natalia Peres, a UF/IFAS associate professor of plant pathology, to forecast when fungicides need to be applied. Currently, in Georgia we are experimenting with this in strawberries, but I hope this system or one similar can be used in many other crops in our area in the…
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Blueberry Update 2016

There’s been plenty of blueberry rust in 2016, likely as a result of a milder than average winter and the heavy rainfall observed in many blueberry production areas. In some fields we’ve observed active sporulation of rust on old leaves from 2015 that have not abscised. The blueberry IPM guide at…
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Update on Peanut Disease 2016

Update on Peanut Disease 2016 Though still approximately 6 weeks away from the general start of the planting season, there are  issues regarding management of peanut diseases and nematodes affecting peanut that deserve attention now. Choosing the right variety.  Most of our acreage will be planted in ‘Georgia-06G’ and this…
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