Appling County Crop E News

Blueberry Leaf Rust

Blueberry leaf rust is being found in fields across our area. I took these pictures this morning (April 28). According to Dr. Phil Brannen, UGA Fruit Pathologist, this is likely as a result of the recent heavy rainfall we’ve received. It is a good time to start scouting for rust if you…
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Cotton Market News

Cotton Marketing News from Dr. Don Shurley, University of Georgia Prices Head North to “Testing Ground” As we get closer to beginning to put the 2015 crop in the ground around most of the Cotton Belt, prices for both old crop and new crop are improving—as we thought and hoped…
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Avian Influenza Update and FAQ

The following information is from Brian Fairchild, UGA Department of Poultry Science, and Brian Jordan, Department of Population Health. With the recent detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (AI) in commercial turkey flocks in several states, this newsletter is being provided to answer questions regarding this disease. Since December 2014…
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Soil Conditioners, Amendments, Additives and Plant Growth Regulators Wheat 2013-14 Test Results

Dr. Randy Weisz, NC State small grain specialist (retired in 2014), conducted 4 replicated trials in wheat using products such as Agzyme, Quick-sol, Accomplish, Radiate, Liquid carbon, etc. Results are below. There was no statistical yield difference between treated and untreated plots at any of the locations. Website publication can be found…
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Mummy berry in Blueberries

These mummy berry leaf strikes were found last Friday, March 20th in Appling County. The photos aren’t great because it was getting dark when I took the picture. I’ve found strikes in three locations and I suspect there are more occurring throughout the region. All open blooms are subject to…
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2015 Appling County Hog Show Results

2015 Appling County Hog Show Results Class winners: Class 1 – C.D. Williams; Class 2 – Lilly Altman; Class 3 – Alexis Carpenter; Class 4 – Tanner Folsom Thanks to all our sponsors: JM Miles Construction Tomberlin Coating Southeastern Gin and Peanut Branch Farm Supply Williams Dairy Woody Folsom Auto…
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Spring Lawn Care

Normally, my blog is dedicated to providing information to farmers and agribusinesses on crops grown around our area. However, I decided to add some lawn care information to the blog since I receive so many questions regarding lawn care. Most everyone has grass in their yard and wants it to…
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Wheat Leaf Rust

Leaf rust has been confirmed  in southwest Georgia in commercial wheat fields. While the incidence appears to be localized, recent weather patterns observed in the southern US can contribute to the dispersal and establishment of the disease. Additionally, we are having favorable environmental conditions for leaf rust development. THEREFORE wheat field scouting and monitoring should be implemented at this…
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