Grady County

White Mold in Peanuts

As we enter the home stretch for peanuts this year and white mold starts to increase here are a few words from Dr. Bob Kemerait. 1.  REMEMBER:  In a season like this, the perfect storm of a season, even our BEST fungicide programs for white mold may only provide ~70%…
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Weekly Crop Update

Scattered showers over the last 4-5 days have brought much need relief from the 100 degree days that with no rain pattern we had been in for a couple weeks. While we still have not received a good soaking rain across the entire county most places have received enough to…
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What to do about a potential cholothalonil shortage?

With peanuts in Grady County fast approaching that 30 day make growers are starting to make their first fungicide application, and like last year cholothalonil is rumored to be in short supply. So here are a few tips from Bob Kemerait on how to extend your supply.  Replace 1.5 pt/A…
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Weekly Crop Update

Corn: Farmers in Grady County finished planting the last of their corn towards the end of last week. Most of it is between the 2nd and 5th leaf and is looking good. They have started side dressing their nitrogen and getting herbicides out on it. We have not seen any…
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Weekly Crop Update

Cotton: The dry weather and heat are back! There are a few place in the south part of the county that have caught a small rain over the last week and is holding up, but the north half is really hurting for moisture again. Pivots are running as fast as they…
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Weekly Crop Update

What a difference a week makes! Over the weekend and past few days everywhere has gotten some rain. Some places received almost 3 inches and others have missed most of the rain and only received 3-4 tenths and could use more, but even that has helped. Cotton: Cotton is moving…
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Weekly Crop Update

Cotton: Hot and dry seems to be the story this week. Cotton has pretty much stopped growing unless it is irrigated and is just sitting there. Aphids have exploded this week and growers are now in the debate how much longer can we wait on the fungus to take them…
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