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The 2019 Trade Assistance Payment Rates for the Market Facilitation Program

The below publication link contains the following helpful information: -Details of the county based payment rate and potential maximum payments by county for non-specialty crops.  Most notably for Georgia this includes producers of cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, and wheat. -Payment rates for specialty crop products (pecans), dairy, and hogs, including…
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Row Crop Disease Update June 21, 2019

Row Crop Disease Update Corn: Southern corn rust has been confirmed in Coffee County. The extended period of wet weather we had a week ago helped to bring on rust. Even though there is currently not a lot of rust to be found, this could change quickly with our recent…
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Disease Update June 5, 2017

Southern rust has finally been identified in Georgia in Seminole county. This is likely some of the earliest southern rust to affect our state. Weather condition for the past few days and over the next few days is predicted to have a significant chance of rain and humid conditions. These…
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2017 UGA Recommended Soybean Varieties

2017 UGA Recommended Soybean Varieties (Freeman and Prostko) The following is the current list of UGA recommended soybean varieties for 2017.  To make it on this list, a soybean variety must 1) perform, at least, at or above the 2-year average in yield across 6 Georgia locations (12-test average); 2)…
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Farm Update

Southern Corn Rust Southern Corn rust is EARLY this year and has been found in Seminole, Wayne and Pierce Counties. Protecting corn approaching or beyond tassel with a fungicide is an important consideration. Once corn reaches the dough stage it is safe. Most likely, Southern Rust is in other area…
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Crop Update

Lesser Cornstalk Boer In Peanuts Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is a serious pest of peanut in Georgia, and we are seeing quite a bit of LCB activity. This pest thrives in hot, dry conditions and light sandy soils. Fields need to be scouted to determine if LCB is present. According…
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