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UGA researchers confirm PPO-resistant Palmer pigweed

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• By Stanley Culpepper and Taylor Randell • Research over the past three seasons has confirmed a Georgia population of Palmer amaranth to be resistant to topical applications of PPO herbicides including Reflex, Cobra and Blazer (Figure 1). For cotton and peanut farmers, the question on everyone’s mind is if the residual activity of Valor and Reflex will still control ... 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

georgia cotton king awards

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 »

Auburn University research team tackles devastating cotton virus

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Since a potentially devastating cotton virus was first detected in Alabama fields in 2017, a group of Auburn University researchers and Alabama Extension specialists have been working to learn everything they can about it so farmers can minimize their risks. The team has worked so diligently, in fact, that Auburn has been designated as a U.S. Department of Agriculture Center ... 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

georgia cotton peanut field day

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 »

UGA Southeast REC hosts annual field day online Aug. 12

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University of Georgia faculty will share the latest research on cotton, soybeans, corn and other southeast Georgia crops during the annual Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center Field Day held online Aug. 12. Research and Extension faculty will present current research conducted at the Midville facility to include agronomic, pest and disease management of row crops as well as plant ... Read More »