Appling County Crop E News

2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day A Success!

This post is a little late, but we had another great Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day this year with over 200 people attending. The field day was held at the Parker Brothers orchard in Baxley, GA. Below is the agenda from the field day and pictures: Welcome and intro………………………Shane Curry, Appling…
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Georgia National Fair Hog Show

Georgia National Fair Anna Kate Folsom, Jr Breeding Gilt Show Commercial Gilts, 1st place Macy Hataway, Jr Breeding Gilt Show, Commercial Gilts, 2nd place Michael White, Jr Market Swine Show Jr Swine Show – Gilt Div VIII Class 22, 7th place Lilly Altman, Jr Market Swine Show Jr Swine Show…
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Out On The Farm

Pecan harvest is in full swing across Appling County and Georgia. I stopped by one of our local shellers the other day to see how the season was going. I was happy to find out they’re now making pecan brittle. It’s delicious if you’re wondering! They also have a full line…
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Freezing Temperatures and Blueberries. Should You Apply a Fungicide?

The below information is from Dr. Phil Brannen: “I had a question concerning whether fungicide application(s) would be warranted ahead of or following potential cold damage over the next few days, especially cold damage to southern highbush.  While cold damage can increase both Botrytis and Botryosphaeria infection and subsequent disease…
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Frost and Freeze on Cotton

The last frost we had burned most of the leaves on the cotton still left in fields and more cold weather is on the way. The damage was much worse for the later planted cotton that had quite a few bolls left to open. If you cut these bolls open and they’re brown, the boll was damaged by…
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Peanut Update

Peanut Update Most growers have peanuts that are around 100 days after planting. This is the time to start checking for maturity and determine how many days are left until digging. For sampling peanuts, carefully lift at least 5 plants from a minimum of three representative areas in a field….
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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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