Dooly County Extension

Calcium Requirements for Peanuts

When we switched from growing small-seeded Georgia Green to large-seeded Georgia 06G we really thought we would need to increase our gypsum or calcium recommendations.  But after years of research we concluded that the recommendations didn’t need to change.  You can still use a pegging soil sample ( 3 inches…
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Southern Rust Found In Georgia Corn on Friday June 5

By Dewey Lee, Extension Agronomist, University of Georgia Southern rust has shown up in a corn field in Mitchell County according to Andy Shirley and Dr. Bob Kemerait.  It was also seen in Gilchrist Co, Florida earlier this week.  Unfortunately, it is most likely to spread over the next several…
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Peanut Disease Control Tips for June

Thanks to Dr. Bob Kemerait for this update: For many peanut growers, fungicide applications for the management of leaf spot and soilborne diseases begin in the month of June.  As with disease management for all crops, initiating fungicide applications before disease becomes established is critical for the overall success of…
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Managing Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

 Sugar Cane Aphid Photo and Management Strategies Courtesy of  UGA Entomologist Dr. David Buntin   1) Plant early – Although the aphid was not in Georgia at planting time last year, experience in the Delta region found that aphids did not usually infest sorghum until later in the season and…
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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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