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It’s Time To Set The Pace

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“Drivers, start your engines!” is the official command that announces the beginning of the Indianapolis 500, which has been billed as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” It’s a daring, daunting, twisting, turning three-and-a-half hour adrenaline rush before the checkered flag signals a winner. Although there is no master of ceremonies or flagman on the turnrow, cotton farmers have their own ... Read More »

Develop Sound Weed Management Program

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Cotton Farmers Urged To Get Back To The Basics In Controlling Palmer Amaranth • By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Cotton farmers have made monumental advancements in weed control and pesticide stewardship across Georgia during the past five years, according to University of Georgia Extension weed specialist Stanley Culpepper. Additionally, pesticide drift complaints have dropped 76% during that time. “Although ... Read More »

Be Diligent On All Fronts

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The hummingbirds that appeared in our backyard in March developed goose down to survive April and early May. Cotton seed planted in early May in North Alabama needed jackets and waders, while further south, they desperately thirsted for water. Spring finally turned the corner to warmer temperatures on May 12. In Central and South Alabama, soil moisture became extremely limited ... Read More »

Failed cotton stand…now what?

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• Dr. Charlie Cahoon Jr. and Wesley Everman • Unfortunately, last week’s rain proved too much for many cotton fields. For those pondering their replant options, here are some points to consider: 1. Regardless of replant crop, you must first deal with your existing cotton stand. This is best accomplished with paraquat applied prior to replanting while the existing cotton ... Read More »

Consider planting conditions when choosing preemergence herbicides

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• By Charlie Cahoon Jr. • According to the most recent Cotton Planting Conditions Forecast, planting conditions should improve by next Wednesday, May 13, 2020. For those itching to start earlier in the week, I hope you consider how marginal planting conditions can influence cotton response to preemergence herbicides. Cool, wet conditions can influence cotton tolerance to all residual herbicides. ... Read More »

Balancing Calendar And Conditions

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As of mid-April, early planted cotton in the Texas Rio Grande Valley was squaring. There have been some isolated reports of early pressure from thrips and aphids. Early season scouting for these pests and understanding economic thresholds for each one is essential to developing and executing timely management practices. Postemergence herbicide applications should be in full swing in this region. ... Read More »

New thoughts on preemergence options in cotton

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• By Larry Steckel • Clearly, after all the struggles in 2019 controlling grass weeds, many are looking to change their weed management program. The most frequent question recently has been on the best preemergent options to more account for barnyardgrass, jungle rice and goosegrass. In an attempt to do a better job on grass, most have decided to move ... Read More »