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Mummy Berry Sprays Need to Begin

From Phil Brannen: Based on the best information we can derive from the literature at large, cold-damaged, exposed tissue (leaf and early bloom development) is more susceptible to mummy berry blighting, such as we observed in 2013 in many locations (90% losses in some cases). The blighting aspect of the…
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Planting Corn

Normally this time of year farmers in our area are getting antsy waiting to start planting corn. So, when should corn be planted? The soil temperature is the determining factor on when to start planting. Corn can be planted as soon as temperature and moisture become favorable for seed germination…
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High Cattle Prices

  (Article from Dr. Curt Lacey and Clint Thompson) “For cattlemen that are in the situation where they’re having trouble feeding their cows and the calves are big enough to sell, that’s probably a real smart move for them to go ahead and move those calves right now,” said UGA…
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The Importance of Soil Fertility in Forages

Most forage producers realize there are benefits of providing plant nutrients to their pastures, hayfields, and other cropland on an annual basis. Often times the fertilizer application is made without knowing what nutrients are currently in the soil. Fertilizer isn’t cheap, and a soil sample will help make the most…
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Out On The Farm

I love my job! I get to help people every day, work with some of the best farmers in Georgia, find the best fishing spots in the county when helping with pond questions, learn the best hunting spots when looking at food plots, and I get to enjoy some of…
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Calibrating Airblast Sprayers

  Calibrating airblast sprayers is something that’s often not done, or done improperly. Why is this important? Most pecan growers assume the sprayer is calibrated at 100 gallons per acre (GPA). Consider if it’s actually 81.4 GPA (as in the below example). The sprayer is filled to 1,000 gallons and enough…
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