Appling County Crop E News

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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Ambrosia Beetles in Young Pecan Trees

According to Dr. Lenny Wells, there have been numerous calls with reports of ambrosia beetle damage on newly planted pecan trees. So far, this has occurred mostly on later planted trees, which are still undergoing some transplant shock, generating some stress on the tree, which attracts the beetles. Earlier planted trees…
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Pecan Fungicide Spray Guide

The following 8-spray fungicide schedule is from Dr. Lenny Wells. This is provided as an example of one option to use for pecan scab management in light of the emerging scab insensitivity issues surrounding some of our fungicides. Since Tin is such an integral part of our fungicide arsenal for…
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UGA 2014 On Farm Cotton Variety Trial Results

The results from the 2014 UGA on farm cotton variety trials are below. These trials are conducted at 20 different farm locations across Georgia cooperating with County Extension Agents, the farm owners, and UGA Cotton Specialists. Each trial is 10 to 20 acres. These are not small plots at research…
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Herbicides For Slash Pines

♦   Herbaceous weed control (HWC) during the spring following planting slash pine seedlings can be critical to growth and survival on old-field, pasture, hayfield, and cut-over sites, particularly in droughty years. ♦   A four to six foot wide band is often as effective as a broadcast treatment. ♦   Wait at…
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