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Georgia project looking for ‘middle-ground’ of pesticide use in vegetables

By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia

Pests such as thrips, whiteflies, aphids, beet armyworm and hornworms can devastate vegetable crops.

Potentially just as harmful, though, is the over-use of pesticides, which can lead to pest resurgence, resistance and risk the environment.

Applying the proper amount of each chemical is key to sustaining vegetable productivity in Georgia, according to University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences entomologist David Riley.

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Input costs and herbicide-resistant weeds top cotton producer priorities

From Southeast Farm Press

Cotton farmers have identified six issues as top production concerns with input costs topping the list followed by 2) herbicide resistant weeds, 3) variety selection, 4) variety tolerance to heat and drought, 5) early weed control and 6) seedling vigor and 6) cottonseed value (tied for sixth).

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