Houston County Extension ANR

Turn on the water!

Some early pecan varieties have reached shell hardening and others are rapidly approaching. This means that the water use requirements of pecan are about at peak demand and will remain so through kernel filling. Therefore growers should have their irrigation systems running at full capacity at least by next week…
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Fall Army Worm Are Here

BE ON THE LOOKOUT! I have had several reports of fall army worms in hay fields in Houston and surrounding counties. You will want to treat when larval populations exceed 3 per square foot, but from what I have been hearing we are already there. There are many different options:…
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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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Biting Gnats?

We have been getting many calls about biting gnats. These are actually black flies or Buffalo gnat. Their population explosions are often triggered by rainfall. Their breeding ground is slow moving streams, creeks or rivers. They prefer to feed in the daytime and usually around the head and shoulders. Insect…
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Recap of Spring Home and Garden Show

This blog post was written by Sheri Dorn after she attended the Spring Home and Garden Show at the fairgrounds in Perry. Sheri is the State Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and Extension Specialist for Consumer Ornamentals. Garden Show Offers Healthy Dose of Spring! We’ve all…
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Totally Tomatoes Workshop

This will be a workshop completely devoted to growing and producing tomatoes. When: Tuesday, April 30th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Where: Multipurpose Room located next to the Extension Office Cost: $10.00 For more information please email cmote1@uga.edu or call the office at 478-987-2028. Registration information can also be found on…
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