Mitchell County Ag News

Female flower bloom and casebearer sprays

Via Dr. Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Specialist; This time of year you can get a good idea of the potential of the pecan crop. I want to emphasize the word “potential” here because at this point in the season that’s all it is. You can now see the pistillate (female) flower…
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Alert: Cucurbit Downy Mildew in GA

Downy mildew of cucurbits has been detected from Thomas County in Georgia! These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) potential disease outbreak in cucurbit can occur. I would suggest our cucurbit growers to look for the downy mildew symptoms in their fields and start applying protective spray of below stated fungicides.

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Metribuzin on Soybeans

Via Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist; As many of you know, I have been trying my very best to prevent the overuse of Valor and Reflex in soybeans, especially for growers who also plant cotton and peanuts.  Growers who want to protect Valor and Reflex (PPO’s) have many other PRE…
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Sugarcane Aphid Program for Grain Sorghum

This fact sheet was put together by Andrew Sawyer, Thomas Co Extension Agent, and Dr. David Butin, Extension Entomologist; Grain Sorghum Varieties with Resistance/Tolerance to Sugarcane Infestation The varieties below were researched by UGA Extension Entomologist Dr. David Buntin and researchers from LSU or Texas for tolerance/resistance to sugarcane aphids….
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Peanut Thrips Management 2016

Via Dr Mark Abney, Extension Peanut Entomologist; Peanut seed are going in the ground in Georgia, and that means thrips and thrips management questions are coming. The following is an updated version of the thrips management summary for 2016. This list is not all inclusive, but it provides information about…
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GA Farm Monitor: Mitchell County Cotton Production Meeting!

Here is a portion of the most recent Georgia Farm Monitor. One month ago they came to Mitchell Co. and filmed the cotton production meeting. They interviewed Dr. Jared Whitaker and myself on the importance of our production meetings! There were some tough questions asked about how weather affects the crop and also the low prices we will face this year…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ESoa6RiffA
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