Appling County Crop E News

Prepare for the 2018 Tropical Storm Alberto

The below info is from Pam Knox, Interim Director, Geogia Weather Network, Crop and Soil Sciences, CAES: Long-time residents of Georgia may remember the devastating floods of Tropical Storm Alberto in July 1994. The rain was so intense that Georgia’s one-day rainfall record was set during that storm, with 21.10 inches recorded at…
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Cotton Fertilization

We’re finally getting some much needed rain (5/16/18), and those that had to stop planting cotton will soon begin planting again. About 40% of Georgia’s cotton is planted at the time of this post. While waiting to get back into fields, now is a good time to think about cotton…
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Peanut Rx and Shortage of Chlorothalonil in Peanut

Below is a link to the 2018 Peanut Rx. It allows growers to assess their risk to tomato spotted wilt, leaf spot diseases and white mold. It also notes which varieties have some resistance (or increased susceptibility) to the peanut rootknot nematode (Meloidogyne arenaria), Cylindrocladium black rot (CBR) and Rhizoctonia…
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Georgia State Livestock Show Feb. 21-24 2018.

The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show was held Feb. 21-24 in Perry, GA and 10 Appling County 4-H youth participated showing pigs. Over 3,000 youth from across Georgia participated showing beef cows, dairy cows, sheep, goats, or pigs. There were over 1,300 pigs being exhibited at the show. Congrats to all these…
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2018 Dicamba Label Changes and Paraquat Changes

2018 Dicamba Label Changes Due to the recent concerns about off-target movement of dicamba, the EPA has mandated significant label changes for Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® for 2018.  Some of these important label changes are as follows: 1) Engenia®, Fexapan™, and Xtendimax® will now be considered Restricted Use Pesticides. 2) Growers who…
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Cotton Policy Update

Under the 2014 farm bill (2014-2018 crop years), cotton is not a “covered commodity” and thus not eligible for ARC and PLC.  The 2014 farm bill made several changes to cotton that included: – Cotton is not a covered commodity and not eligible for ARC/PLC – Cotton base could not…
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