Bacon County Ag Update

Pecan Shoot Die-Back

Here is a good article by the UGA Extension Pecan Horticulturist, Lenny Wells about pecan shoot die-back in trees under flooded and then dry conditions; When the temperatures heat up in late May and early June, the calls begin to come in from growers who are noticing the new shoots of their young trees,…
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Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB)

Scouting some corn fields yesterday I identified some Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) on some early planted corn (stage V18-VT). This disease tends to show up in fields planted in corn over multiple years. As some of the corn in Bacon County begins to tassel, some may wonder when is the best time…
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Counter Insecticide Treatment for Cotton

The EPA has granted an emergency use Section 18 for use of COUNTER 20G on cotton for management of nematodes and thrips. As of yesterday we have a Counter label only in Georgia for cotton. Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Plant Pathologist made these comments: “Please note the restrictions on the label for use of herbicides….
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Valor Injury on Peanuts

Yesterday I received an email from our Extension Weed scientist, Eric Prostko, about Valor damage showing up in newly planted peanuts. I have not had any reports yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have any. Below are a few comments by Dr. Eric Prostko on Valor damage on peanuts: In the…
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Blueberry Rust

Blueberry Growers, please read this post from Dr. Brannen regarding blueberry rust. Be on the lookout for this disease in your fields as a severe infection of this disease can cause early defoliation. Be sure to stick to your fungicide sprays as seasons continues. Here is the post below. We…
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Leaf Scab Thriving in Georgia

Here is an article by Lenny Wells, Pecan Specialist on pecan scab severity this year. If you have any questions about pecan scab give me a call at my office: 912-632-5601 or cell 912-614-3889 The heavy disease pressure of 2013 left an abundance of pecan scab inoculum in the orchards just waiting…
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