Ben Hill County Ag

Preparing for Peanut Planting Season

Preparing for planting season Scott Monfort and Scott Tubbs April is upon us and many growers are busy preparing ground for planting peanut. Growers need to be aware of seed quality and the weather/soil conditions at planting in order to achieve adequate plant stand establishment. Stand establishment sets the overall…
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Weather Outlook for 2019

Weather Outlook for 2019 Pam Knox, Director of the UGA Weather Network Summary: • After a cool start to April, most of the month is expected to be warmer than normal. • Temperatures for the rest of spring, summer and fall are all leaning towards warmer than normal conditions due…
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Free Pivot Testing with the Mobile Irrigation Lab

Pivot Testing: The Mobile Irrigation Lab (MIL) Cade Cloud This is a free service that is offered by the University of Georgia in which our water educators will come and conduct a pivot uniformity test on a farmer’s irrigation system. Uniformity is also extremely important for growers that fertigate or…
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Using Pesticide Wisely Training- Last Chance

If you have not attended a UPW training and plan to use Dicamba on Cotton then you need to attend one of these trainings. The last chance to get certified for 2019 season will be April 11th and 18th. Using Pesticide Wisely Training (UPW) and Private Pest. License Certification –…
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Cotton & Peanut Winter Weed Burndown

Cotton & Peanut Winter Weed Burndown Thanks to Worth County Ag Agent Bryce Southerland who wrote information on burndown leading to cotton on his blog at Worth County Ag News. It is the time of the year where growers are getting ready to prepare cotton land by burning down winter weeds…
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Paraquat Applicators Certification

Paraquat Applicators Certification On March 8, 2019 the EPA released a training that will be required for all new labeled paraquat (late summer – fall of 2019). The training will take about 45 minutes and it is a good training. The reason for the training is in response to 17…
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Georgia Climate Outlook

Outlook for spring and summer 2019 in Georgia Mar 13, 2019 | Written by Pam Knox It’s been a while since I posted a climate outlook for Georgia, but I’ve gotten a few requests so here you go. Summary:  Temperatures for the next two weeks are expected to be cooler than normal. Temperatures…
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Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update By Yanxuan Liu on Mar 11, 2019 09:30 pm By Don Shurley and Yangxuan Liu Download the PDF version of the factsheet MFP (Market Facilitation Program) Payments USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and…
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Cotton Disease Update

By: Dr. Bob Kemerait Effective management of cotton stalks and winter weeds has always been one of the UGA Cotton Team’s ‘Best Management Practices’ based on sound research.  Given our relatively mild winter, survival of some cotton even now, and the new threat of Blue Disease, management of stalks and…
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