Appling County Crop E News

Wheat Production

    Recommended Wheat Varieties for Fall Planting, 2013 The following information is provided to understand the differences in each of the varieties that are recommended in Georgia. AGS 2060 is one of a handful of early maturing varieties with excellent yield potential. It has very good leaf and stripe…
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Renew Your GATE Card

The GATE Certificate must be renewed annually. The procedure for annual renewal by certificate holders previously authorized to use the GATE Certificate is as follows:  This year when you apply for (or renew) your GATE card, you will have to complete a notarized affidavit and also enclose a “verification of…
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80 Bushel Soybeans!

The high yield soybean test plot at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Station was harvested Monday October 28 and Tuesday October 29. Pioneer 95Y71 won the trial with 80.15 bushels per acre. The variety was replicated 6 times in the trial. The yields in each rep were 82, 81,…
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Low Temperatures and Peanut Harvest

The National Weather Service is forecasting low temperatures over the next 3-5 days to dip into the lower 40’s and upper 30’s. The coldest night is predicted to be Friday night/Saturday morning (when they forecast the nightly low temp it usually always occurs just prior to or at daybreak the…
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High yield soybeans looking good

These are soybeans on June 27 and September 6 and October 3 in my test plot at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable research center in Lyons. This is a high yield test trial with 4 varieties we’re working on to consistently get higher yielding soybeans. The varieties are Pioneer 95Y71 and 95Y80…
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Tropical Storm Karen and Digging Peanuts

Many of you have heard the potential of tropical storm Karen bringing 2-3 days of rain over Georgia this weekend. The main question peanut producers are asking is, “Should peanut fields that have reached optimal maturity be dug or left in the ground.” There are two scenarios to consider: First, if a…
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Cotton Defoliation

Cotton defoliation has started for some and will be starting very soon for others. Proper timing of cotton harvest-aid applications are very important. Defoliation timing decisions should be based on the crop and the crop environment. Timing of defoliation is critical to insure optimum yield and fiber quality. Several factors can…
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Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

  The bermudagrass stem maggot has become a pest for cattlemen and hay producers across the Southeast. If your bermudagrass hayfield has a frosted appearance (figure 1) in the middle of summer, it may have been damaged by this new, invasive pest. The damage is caused by the feeding of…
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Late-Season Options for Morningglory Control in Peanut (Prostko)

Recently, I have been in several fields and have had numerous phone calls about late-season morningglory control in peanut. Here a few thoughts to consider: 1) Depending upon the anticipated digging date, 2,4-DB can be used to slow down the spread/growth of annual morningglory. However, this treatment will not provide…
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CONTAMINATION FREE COTTON

  CONTAMINATION FREE COTTON KEEP IT CLEAN AND PURE PREVENT LINT CONTAMINATION … clean cotton means satisfied customers! PROTECT YOUR COTTON FIBER … and you will preserve your markets! Even the tiniest particles can contaminate seed cotton and lint and result in blemished finished goods. U.S. cotton producers are competing…
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