Grady County

Chlorpyrifos

As you should know by now, EPA has proposed elimination of all food uses of chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and generics). The public comment period is open. While EPA is requesting comments on specific aspects of its evaluation, if chlorpyrifos is important to you or your growers, any and all comments are…
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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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Lesser Cornstalk Borer in Peanuts

With the temperatures starting to approach the triple digits and no real rain in the forecast we are starting to set up the environment to have another outbreak of Lesser Cornstalk Borer in peanut this year. Last year was what some called the worst year for LCB in many years and it is…
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Sugarcane Aphids Have Arrived!!!

Today the White Sugarcane Aphid was found in Grady County, it had completely infested a field and was starting to kill the sorghum plants. Andrew Sawyer in Thomas County posted this info on his blog a couple weeks ago so I thought it was time to share what UGA Extension Entomologist…
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Weekly Crop Update

Over the last several days we have started receiving some rain showers, they remain spotty and some places only got a couple tenths and while others have received two plus inches of rain. Cotton: A few growers have wrapped up planting in the last few days but overall we are…
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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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