A website from UGA Cooperative Extension

Recent Posts

  • 2011 Research Trials

    Results from on farm research trials in Appling County in 2011.

    Posted in: ,
  • Soybean Insects

    Soybean looper populations are increasing. Stink bugs are also on the rise. Insecticide treatments will be needed in some fields. Continue to scout soybeans for late season pests. Know the difference between what worms are in your soybeans. Soybean loopers have 2 pair of abdominal prolegs, Green cloverworms have 3 and velvetbean caterpillars have 4. […]

    Posted in:
  • Corn harvest is wide open now that we’re getting some dry weather. A few 300 bushel yields have been reported. Some areas are starting to see diplodia ear rot. Diplodia-infected corn will result in potentially significant discounts when graded at the first point of sale. The lighter kernels caused by the disease will lower the […]

    Posted in:
  • Cotton Market News

    Cotton Marketing News– August 23, 2013  by Dr. Don Shurley  

    Posted in:
  • 2013 Farm Bill Update

      Don Shurley and Nathan Smith Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Georgia The 2008 farm bill originally expired in 2012 but Congress failed to complete action to legislate new law to begin in 2013. The 2008 farm bill was instead extended for an additional year (through September 2013). Congress now still faces […]

    Posted in:
  • Some corn is coming out of the field at a higher moisture than 15.5%. Below is the moisture conversion chart for figuring yields.

    Posted in:
  • From Jan. 1, 2013 to Aug. 22, 2013 we received 46.15 inches of rain and had 95 rainy days. From Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2012 we received 43.03 inches of rain and had 119 rainy days.     

    Posted in: