Brooks County Ag Connection

Row Crop Disease Update

I wanted to share disease updates and UGA recommendations, for peanuts, cotton, and soybeans.  Please call me if you have any additional questions. Peanut:  We have experienced a couple of weeks of ideal conditions (very hot temperatures & scattered rainfall) for leaf spot diseases and white mold.  In order to protect…
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Thrips Update

      For the 2016 growing season, Thrips traps are being monitored weekly in Brooks County.  I will post weekly results from thrip traps, for you to observe thrips numbers, activity and movement.  Please be aware, that earlier peanut in furrow thrips treatments may be playing out.  We should…
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Prowl vs. Sonalan in Peanuts

Via Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist; Recent price increases in Sonalan 3EC (ethalfluralin) have many growers taking a closer look at the cheaper priced pendimethalin formulations (Generic Prowl 3.3EC and Prowl H2O 3.8ASC) for use in peanuts.  With the exception of use in reduced tillage systems (i.e. Prowl is preferred…
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Peanut Maturity Testing

We are set up to test peanuts when you are ready!! So here is a reminder of how to pull a sample for maturity checking. A peanut hull scrape maturity check will be as accurate as the sample that you take. Pull or dig up at least 5 to 6…
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Peanut Weed Tips

Dr. Eric Protsko UGA Weed Specialist has a few things for us to consider as we head into July: 1) Cobra or Ultra Blazer applications should be avoided if possible when the peanut plants are in the R5 (beginning seed) to R6 (full seed) stage of growth (Figure 1).   Results…
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