Brooks County Ag Connection

Cotton water requirements

I wanted to share water requirement information, provided in the following chart, and demonstrate the importance of water/irrigation during squaring.  Dr. Guy Collins and Dr. Jared Whitaker (UGA agronomist) have provided weekly water requirements for cotton.  The first chart recommends 1″ of water per week, during the first three weeks…
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Cotton – PGRs

At this point, much of the earlier planted cotton is squaring and it is time to consider our options and  begin applying plant growth regulators (PGRs).  I want to share information related to the timing of these applications and various strategies we can use with PGRs.  First, recalling our objective…
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May Beetles in Pecans

During the past two weeks, I have had the experience of learning about a new predator in pecans.  I have been visiting  with a family that has young 2014 planted pecans.  This family’s discovery of a mysterious foliage feeder, has proven to be an opportunity, to educate myself and possibly…
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Vegetable Alerts

I want to share several vegetable alerts that was brought to my attention by Dr. David Langston. 1.  Serious epidemic of Downy Mildew located and confirmed in Cook County.  We need to be aware of this discovery because Downy Mildew can spread rapidly and produce devastating effects.  You can identify…
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Peanut tank mixes

As we finish the last at cracking herbicide sprays, and move into the first of our fungicide and post emergence herbicide applications, I wanted to share information pertaining to tank mix combinations.  Dr. Eric Prostko urges caution when combining a variety of products into one tank mix. Of course, we…
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Thrips in Cotton

I’m sure by now, everybody has found thrips and thrips damage everywhere. We are all aware what a serious pest thrips can be in our cotton and that it is a given, with the loss of Temik, that we are going to have to follow our current seed treatments with…
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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

I was informed by a producer on Wednesday that he had discovered Bermudagrass Stem Maggot in his hay field.  I wanted to share this alert with you so you will be aware that we may be seeing more of this invasive pest earlier this season.  The bermudagrass stem maggot results…
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Corn diseases and spray programs

Several weeks ago I talked with many producers about the confirmation findings of Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB) in South Georgia.  At that time, I remember stating several times that while we should be aware and scouting for NCLB at least it wasn’t as serious as a confirmation finding of…
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Counter 20G Labeled in cotton

Many of you know by now that Counter has received a Section 18 Label for cotton in Georgia.  With the cotton acreage that is left to plant and with the occurrence of replants, many growers are interested in the application of this systemic insecticide-nematicide product. Although, we are glad to have…
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