Dooly County Extension

Pesticide Clean Day September 30 in Cordele

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is proud to announce it has secured limited funding for a one day Georgia Clean Day Pesticide Waste Collection Day. The event will be held in Cordele State Farmers Market 1901 State Rt. 41-North Cordele, Ga. 31015, September 30, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Georgia Clean…
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Peanut White Mold

A White Mold update from Dr. Bob Kemerait: As of today, 8 August, I am receiving at least one, and usually more, reports of white mold daily.  Today alone I have had reports from Shane Curry, Appling County, Scott Carlson, Tift County, and Dr. Albert Culbreath.  Unfortunately for the grower in…
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Sugarcane Aphids Present in Tifton Fields

Dr. Mike Toews reported today that he has had no problem locating small populations of sugarcane aphids in grain sorghum test plots around Tifton. Sugarcane aphids have also been found in fields in Calhoun, Miller, Mitchell, and Grady counties. They can be distinguished from other species of aphids by their smooth…
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Southern Corn Rust in Pulaski County

As of today, June 13, Southern Corn Rust has been positively identified in a field in Pulaski County. A comprehensive list of suggested fungicides for control of Southern Corn Rust can be found on page 81 of the 2016 Corn Production Guide. Based upon research trials conducted by the UGA Cooperative…
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Southern Corn Rust Present in SW Georgia

Per Dr. Bob Kemerait – Many corn growers have been anxiously awaiting updates on detection of southern rust. It HAS been positively identified in Seminole County. 5 points to consider: 1. Southern corn rust is the most important disease affecting corn in Georgia. 2.  Southern corn rust was found today…
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Pecan Fruit Thinning

From UGA Pecan Specialist Dr. Lenny Wells – Hedging pecan trees has quelled some of the interest in fruit thinning lately. But, there’s much more interest in hedging in Georgia than there are hedging machines to do the job at this point. As a result, most Georgia pecan growers should…
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Watermelon Growers – Downy Mildew Alert!

ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Georgia Downy mildew of squash has been detected from Echols County in Georgia (April 23, 2015). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) can be a potential problem in cucurbits….
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Pecan Fungicide Update

Dr. Lenny Wells – An 80/20 or 90/10 surfactant can be helpful in providing better scab control when used with DMI fungicides (Enable, Tebuconazole, Orbit, Propimax, Bumper), strobilurins (Abound, Sovran, etc.), and combination products like Absolute, Quadris Top, and Quilt. But you will likely see no benefit to adding a surfactant unless…
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