Tattnall County Extension

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Watch For Pecan Aphids

One of the more serious pests that affect pecan trees is the black pecan aphid.  Pecan growers should be scouting for the black aphid from now through the end of the season.  The black pecan aphid can cause serious damage to leaves that can result in premature defoliation.  Black pecan…
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Cotton Squaring

There is a good bit of cotton now that has started putting on squares.  It won’t be long before we see some blooms.  There are a few reminders about fertility I wanted to mention. -Sidedress Nitrogen between first square and first bloom.  However, don’t forget about Boron and Sulfur. -Boron (B)…
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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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