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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Southern Corn Rust & Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southwest GA

Southern Corn Rust  (pictures by Andy Shirley) Please see the article below by Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist regarding southern rust in corn and Asian soybean rust: “Thanks very much to agents Chase Hembree and Andy Shirley and consultant Rome Ethredge for first detection and diagnosis of southern corn rust (Puccinia…
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Soybean rust found in Southwest GA

Asian soybean rust has finally been found in Georgia in 2015.  The disease was found on soybean leaves from sentinel plots in Attapulgus, Decatur County.  Asian soybean rust has been slow to develop in Georgia and Alabama this year, but has been found scattered throughout Mississippi. Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA…
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Soybean Weed Control

The soybeans in the picture without any pigweed were managed the following way: 1) Started out clean. 2) Used 2 residual herbicides (1 PRE + 1 POST).  For RR soybeans, look to Boundary or Dual Magnum or Warrant – PRE followed by Roundup + Reflex or Prefix (Reflex + Dual Magnum) –…
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