Ben Hill County Ag

Yield Loss Samples in Cotton

Before Micheal hit some agents were able to get out and collect some yield loss samples from Ben Hill and neighboring counties. The samples are being processed and we should have some yield loss estimates soon. Below are some before and after photos of 2 cotton fields I was able…
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Row Crop Disease Update After Hurricane Michael

The damage from the storm to agriculture is horrendous in many places and in many others, even where the crop looks “OK” from 70 mph on the highway, the true story lies in the snowy lint covering the ground, losses in many places a bale, or much more. From a…
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UGA Cotton Team Update. (Defoliation, Insects, Irrigation, & Disease)

Cotton Defoliation Considerations for 2018 (Freeman and Whitaker)   Most of our early planted cotton is quickly approaching (and has approached in some areas) time for defoliation. Cotton defoliation tends to be one of the most important aspects of cotton production each year. Timing and product selection are two of…
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Forage Quality Testing Importance in 2018

This year has been a challenging year to make hay. About 5 years ago, we had a similar challenging year (even worse that year) and we ended up having a lot of cattle starving to death with a belly full of hay that was too fibrous to digest. So, PLEASE,…
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Row Crop Disease Update August 27th

Row Crop Disease Update, Kemerait Soybeans: Asian soybean rust is still lightly scattered from Decatur County to Appling County, but has only been found so far in KUDZU.  Soybean rust is certainly not a major problem at the moment; however it could become so.  Management options are to protect the…
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August Peanut Disease update

Disease Management is Critical in August for Peanut Farmers Bob Kemerait There is not a peanut farmer in the state of Georgia, at least a successful one, who doesn’t recognize the threat from diseases and nematodes to his or her crop and who doesn’t recognize the importance of a good…
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