Tattnall County Extension

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Stem Maggot Damage Update

Yes, stem maggot damage is very bad again this year on bermudagrass.  And no, we haven’t found any new products to control it. Dr. Will Hudson is the UGA Entomologist who has been doing research on stem maggot.  Here’s his latest update: “The fall armyworm situation is much less severe…
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Pecan Irrigation Schedule

Growing a good crop of pecans requires good irrigation management.  Dr. Lenny wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, has been doing irrigation research on pecans during the past several years.  Below are some irrigation recommendations from Dr. Lenny Wells: “Up to June pecan trees benefit from irrigation but only need a fraction of the…
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Watermelon Downy Mildew Found In Georgia

University of Georgia plant pathologist Dr. Bhabesh Dhutta recently alerted us that downy mildew of watermelon has been detected in Georgia in Sumter County on June 10, 2015.  Downy Mildew can be a serious disease of watermelon under the right conditions such as when the weather is wet and humid. The following fungicides…
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Southern Rust Found. Now What?

Southern Corn Rust Found in Georgia. Now What?   Southern Rust of Corn was found in Southwest Georgia last week. I wanted to share some common questions I get about it from growers in Tattnall County. I asked Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Corn Specialist, and these are his answers.  …
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Cotton and Peanut Scout Schools Coming Up

Every year, UGA Extension hosts 2 classes for scouting cotton.  This year, they will also cover peanut scouting as well.  Here is the information for the 2 upcoming classes in Tifton and Midville. 2015 Cotton Scout Schools Cotton insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 8, 2015 in Tifton…
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Interview with State Climatologist

This year’s El Nino is particularly weird according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Typically, El Nino starts around late December, but this time around it did not start until about March.  Because of that, subtropical jet streams have shifted over Texas and Oklahoma during their planting season, causing…
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