Houston County Extension ANR

NEW APHID PEST OF SORGHUM DISCOVERED IN GEORGIA

From: David Buntin, Grain Crop Entomologist A new aphid, the white sugarcane aphid (Melanaphis sacchari), has been found attacking sorghum in Georgia.   I was contacted by Roger Sinyard county agent in Marion County last week about a very large infestation of aphids in grain sorghum.   The aphid was the white…
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Southern Corn Rust Update

Southern Corn Rust has been confirmed in the following counties: Dooly, Ben Hill, Mitchell, Miller, Seminole, Early, Calhoun Triazole fungicides (like tebuconazole) are effective against rust (but lack the broader activity against northern corn leaf blight) and have a two week protective window.  Strobilurin products and combination strobilurin/triazole of strobilurin/SDHI (Priaxor)…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Here is an update on row crop disease from around the state. Give me a call if you have any questions.   Corn –  Several agents have reported common rust in the field (pustules found on upper and lower leaf surfaces, typically on lower, older leaves, and spores are burnt orange/Auburn…
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NCLB Update

Photo taken by Jake Price in Lowndes County Northern Corn Leaf Blight has been detected in Lowndes and Seminole counties. If you suspect NCLB in your field give me a call. Here are some comments from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist. 1.  Jake Price  of Valdosta Georgia area found NCLB…
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