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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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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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

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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Peanut Production Update

Reminder!!!! The peanut production meeting will be Friday March 13th at noon. This will be a joint meeting with Decatur County and will be at the Cloud Livestock Facility in Bainbridge. UGA Specialist Dr. Scott Monfort, Dr. Mark Abney, Dr. Eric Prostko, and Dr. Bob Kemerait will be their to…
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Generic Base

 I thought I would share this great post from Seminole County agent Rome Ethredge’s blog. There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the new farm bill and Generic Base (Old Cotton Base).  Early County Agent, Brian Creswell, has some advice that may clear this up some. All crops that…
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