Bacon County Ag Update

Fungicide Program Example for Managing Pecan Scab

Below is an update by Lenny Wells of a couple of fungicide spray schedules.   The following 8-spray fungicide schedule is provided as an example of one option to use for pecan scab management in light of the emerging scab insensitivity issues surrounding some of our fungicides. Since Tin is such an integral part…
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What time of day to spray weeds?

  The last several years weed science research has investigated time of day post emergent herbicide effectiveness on Palmar Amaranth (Pigweed).  As noted in the table below; Liberty’s and Roundup’s effectiveness are very sensitive to the  time of day. Please keep this in mind when spraying hard to control weeds.
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Monitoring and Management of Blueberry Gall Midge

Listed below is a Gall Midge update from Dr. Ash Sial We have received several reports of blueberry gall midge infestations over the past few weeks. Blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) was first identified as a pest of rabbiteye blueberries in the southeastern United States in early…
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Blueberry Disease risk from cold damage.

Here is a summary of a couple updates from Phil Brannen (UGA Extension Pathologist) regarding disease risk from cold damage. Botrytis After the cold we experienced the last couple several nights, we may have  cold-damaged blooms/shoots.  The weather forecast for today and tomorrow predict temperatures in the 70’s.  This will…
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Update on Cotton Marketing Opportunity

Good Market Oportunity—Through TOMORROW, February 19   Thus far, the cotton market (May15 futures) is up 2 cents this week.  This will lower the LDP/MLG beginning February 20 through February 26.   The LDP/MLG is currently 4.24 cents through the close of business Thursday, February 19.    Currently, based on how…
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