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Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus Knowledge Base Grows

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• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • The list of weeds found to be overwintering hosts for cotton leafroll dwarf virus continues to increase based on research findings. Both weeds and cotton stalks left in the field can act as a green bridge over the winter and a well of inoculum for the onset of disease the next season. Despite ... Read More »

Mechanical planter settings can affect harvest yield

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Due to high consumer expectations, farmers and agricultural producers are constantly under pressure to deliver their products at higher yields for cheaper prices. This may seem like an impossible combination of demands, but University of Georgia Cooperative Extension researchers are developing precision agriculture methods to make the planting process more efficient for farmers while protecting profits. A recently published article ... Read More »

Georgia Cotton Commission honors two Extension agents

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The Georgia Cotton Commission sponsored the King Cotton Awards to recognize outstanding contributions of county Extension agents to Georgia cotton producers for the 20th year in a row. The senior award honors agents with 10 or more years of experience. The junior award, named the Allen B. Fulford Award, honors the accomplishments and memory of Allen B. Fulford, who served ... Read More »

In Georgia, CLRDV Spreads As Research Continues

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• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Since the cotton leaf roll dwarf virus first appeared in Alabama in 2017, it has spread to all Southern U.S. cotton states. University of Georgia cotton virologist Sudeep Bag says that based on observations from UGA researchers and Extension, CLRDV is present in every county across the cotton-growing region in Georgia. Further, researchers ... Read More »

Georgia Cotton and Peanut Research Virtual Field Day set for Sept. 9

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The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a virtual research field day Wednesday, Sept. 9. The virtual field day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at noon. Re-certification credits for pesticide applicators and CCA will be available pending approval. The field day is a free event, but ... Read More »

Lee Nunn named 2020 Georgia Farmer of the Year

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Lee Nunn of Madison, Georgia, planted his first wheat crop on 50 acres of his wife’s family farm when it became available to rent just over a dozen years ago. He quickly realized his passion for farming and began renting more land, now growing wheat, soybeans, field peas, corn and cotton on more than 1,500 acres. Nunn’s relatively quick success ... Read More »

World cotton demand plummets due to COVID-19 pandemic

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The rapid spread of COVID-19 has severely impacted the global cotton supply chain. An unexpected reduction in cotton mill use data is observed across all of the major cotton spinning countries, including China, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey and Vietnam. Cotton spinning in China fell by upwards of 90% during the height of the pandemic in that country in early March. ... Read More »