Bacon County Ag Update

Update on Cotton Marketing Opportunity

Good Market Oportunity—Through TOMORROW, February 19   Thus far, the cotton market (May15 futures) is up 2 cents this week.  This will lower the LDP/MLG beginning February 20 through February 26.   The LDP/MLG is currently 4.24 cents through the close of business Thursday, February 19.    Currently, based on how…
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Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment Begins Next Week

Cotton Transition Assistance Program Enrollment Begins Next Week WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia today announced that farmers can enroll in the Cotton Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) from Aug. 11, 2014 through Oct. 7, 2014. The program, created by…
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Counter Insecticide Treatment for Cotton

The EPA has granted an emergency use Section 18 for use of COUNTER 20G on cotton for management of nematodes and thrips. As of yesterday we have a Counter label only in Georgia for cotton. Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Plant Pathologist made these comments: “Please note the restrictions on the label for use of herbicides….
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Planting Underway in Bacon County

Planting of cotton is underway…there was some cotton planted over the weekend, and with the clear week ahead we will hopefully continue and catch up from these rains. The planted corn is highly variable due to the rain over the past month, though some of the earlier planted corn is receiving a…
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Cotton Irrigation App Helps Farmers Manage Water Usage

Check out this article from the University of Georgia website talking about a new smartphone app developed by University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers which will help cotton farmers save one of nature’s most precious resources… water. This app is free to download on your iphone or android phone….
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