Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist Update:

(Edited for brevity.) Greetings- Just some quick updates: 1. Soybeans— we continue to find new rust in kudzu in an ever-increasing number of counties south of Macon. By R3 pod set, I recommend soybeans growing in SW and SE Districts be treated with a fungicide.  Although not all have been confirmed, I am getting an… Read More Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist Update:

2020 Georgia Corn & Soybean High Yield Contests- a post by Dr. Corey Bryant, UGA Agronomist

The following is a post by Dr. Corey Bryant, Assistant Professor and Extension Grain and Soybean Agronomist. As corn harvest has begun for some and is quickly approaching for many others, I wanted to take this time to remind Georgia Corn and Soybean about the annual Georgia Corn & Soybean High Yield Contests.  These contests… Read More 2020 Georgia Corn & Soybean High Yield Contests- a post by Dr. Corey Bryant, UGA Agronomist

Irrigation, Updates, and other Info

Irrigation and Yield: First and foremost to avoid any yield penalty, corn needs to be irrigated to black layer (R6) unless good rainfall has occurred to supply enough moisture to finish the crop to R6.  Because daily moisture use and growth is somewhat a moving target, we generalize how much water is used per day. … Read More Irrigation, Updates, and other Info

How Important is it To Irrigate Corn to Black Layer?

I get this question several times every year as corn growers are looking to shift their water resources to other crops once they feel the corn crop is “made”.  The question is most often rooted in getting the best return on their investment (ROI) particularly with limited resources. There are lots of ways to come… Read More How Important is it To Irrigate Corn to Black Layer?

Update from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist

The following is a portion of today’s update from Dr. Bob Kemerait.  (By the way, southern corn rust is spreading across Georgia and moving northward.) “Greetings- Weather conditions (very warm and with some rain) are quite favorable for all fungal and bacterial diseases of our corn, cotton, soybean, and peanut crops. I am seeing more… Read More Update from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist

Congressional Update: COVID-19 & Agriculture

Georgia growers, in case you are interested, the following is today’s update on Congressional activity on ag related COVID-19 impact in Washington DC, from our NCGA DC office, authored by Brooke Appleton. Paycheck Protection Program The Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration (SBA) has struck a deal with a bipartisan group of Senators to… Read More Congressional Update: COVID-19 & Agriculture

Good News on Glyphosate

Yesterday, the Eastern District Court of California issued a permanent injunction preventing the labeling of glyphosate as a carcinogen in California. The judge acknowledged in his decision that many regulatory bodies around the world, including the EPA, have not found glyphosate to be a likely carcinogen. This in contrast to the often-refuted 2015 International Agency… Read More Good News on Glyphosate

Latest Update on Dicamba Court Rulings

Here is the latest report from the National Corn Growers Association regarding yesterday’s court action on the dicamba issue: Most important action:, the court denied the petitioners emergency motion to enforce the court’s vacatur and hold EPA in contempt.  The order was issued without any analysis.  For practical purposes, this means that EPA’s cancellation order… Read More Latest Update on Dicamba Court Rulings

Southern Rust: So Far So Good, But What IF?

Dr. Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, as of last week, tells us that southern corn rust has been found in Decatur Co., Jeff Davis Co., Bacon Co., and Wayne Co.  That is good news (in a weird way).  I have talked to many growers, consultants, seed reps, and agents and, so far, no one else is… Read More Southern Rust: So Far So Good, But What IF?

An Update and Background on The Court’s Dicamba Decision-June 13th

Good morning everyone – Late Thursday night the original plaintiffs in the case filed an emergency motion with the Ninth Circuit calling for an immediate end to over-the-top dicamba use and for EPA to be held in contempt of court. The plaintiffs claim that the EPA lacks the authority to issue the order that allows… Read More An Update and Background on The Court’s Dicamba Decision-June 13th