Appling County Crop E News

Pecan Irrigation Schedule

New pecan irrigation schedule from Dr. Lenny Wells: Intense heat has arrived in South Georgia this week with daily high temperatures in the upper 90’s . This occurs as nuts are sizing and the water demand for pecan trees begins to increase. Up to June pecan trees benefit from irrigation…
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Southern Corn Rust Found in Georgia. Now What?

Chris Tyson, Tattnall County Extension Agent posted the below info on his blog:   Southern Corn Rust Found in Georgia. Now What?   Southern Rust of Corn was found in Southwest Georgia last week. I wanted to share some common questions I get about it from growers in Tattnall County….
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Out On The Farm

Below are a few things that have been going on and research trials that I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. The GA/FL Tobacco Tour made a stop in Appling County to look at our variety trial and TSWV trial. Thanks to Reid, Jared and Danny Turner for hosting…
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Peanut Update

The below info is provided by Dr. Scott Montford, Dr. Wesley Porter, Dr. Bob Kemerait, Dr. Glen Harris, Dr. Nathan Smith, and Dr. Scott Tubbs. Peanut Update (Scott Montfort) Based on the National Ag Statistics Service, we are roughly 90% planted. Scattered showers have help provide some much needed moisture…
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Corn Rust Found in Georgia!

Andy Shirley, County Extension Agent in Mitchell County, found southern corn rust in a field in Mitchell County.  There was not much there but it WAS there! Dr. Bob Kemerait says, “This is the earliest find of southern corn rust in my 15 years in Georgia. Corn growers in south Georgia should be…
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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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