Dooly County Extension

Peanut Harvest and Cold Temperatures

Temperatures in the lower 40’s and upper 30’s several consecutive mornings will shut down the peanut maturity process. And as we move to the end of October and early November the chance of frost increases, too.   Following are a few tips on peanut harvest and cold temperatures:   When fields…
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When To Stop Cotton Irrigation

About this time each year I begin to get questions on when to stop irrigating cotton.  Through the years I have recommended that growers evaluate the field when bolls begin to crack.  If there is good soil moisture at this time, then this is a good time to stop.  If not I would suggest one…
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Soybean Caterpillar Scouting

Soybean Caterpillars I know many of you have sprayed soybeans with Dimilin and Boron.  Dimilin is good for green clover worms and velvetbean caterpillar but does not control soybean loopers.   We’ve had a few show up, but UGA Soybean Entomologist thinks that more soybean looppers are on the way.   That said, we…
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Leaf Spots on Cotton

There doesn’t seem to be any major issues with target spot in cotton, but I do get few calls on various spot that occur.  Following is a sampling of the leaf spots that you may see in the field and management. Stemphyllium Leaf Spot The underlying cause of this disease is…
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Mid Season Peanut Irrigation

Here is an update from UGA Extension Irrigation Specialist Dr. Wesley Porter: Our ample rainfall seemed to stop early later in May and into June. With the lack of rainfall we also had an excess of heat. Typically, peanuts do not require much water early in the season, but the lack…
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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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Cotton Situation and Outlook

Don Shurley Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Georgia Acreage. In March, Georgia farmers said they “intended” to plant 1.1 million acres compared to 1.38 million last season. The first USDA estimate of actual acreage planted will be released on June 30. The crop lagged behind normal in being planted…
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Pre-Bloom Irrigation in Cotton

Although irrigation requirement is higher for blooming cotton than for pre-bloom cotton, stressing cotton during squaring has more negative effects than we realize. Cotton does not rebound if stressed from no irrigation through squaring. UGA Extension Cotton Agronomist Dr. Jared Whitaker conducted research on this using the UGA Checkbook Method where the…
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