Ben Hill County Ag

Meeting Schedule set for 2019 Extension Ag Meetings.

Extension Weed Meeting                            Tue Jan. 8, 2019 8:00 am              Morehead Store Irwinville, GA Extension Peanut Production Meeting   Tue. Jan. 29, 2019 8:00 am          Morehead Store Irwinville, GA Extension Cotton Production Meeting   Tue. Feb. 5, 2019 8:00 am            Morehead Country Store Irwinville,  Extension Disease Meeting                         Thu….
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Righting vs. Removal of Pecan Trees Following Storm Damage

Righting vs. Removal Following Storm Damage By: Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent One of the most difficult assessments following damage from wind is whether or not to keep leaning trees. There are a few different rules that Dr. Wells mentions in the Southeastern Pecan Handbook. In Wilcox, we have…
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Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving

Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving Nov 13, 2018 Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientist, UGA Roger Gates, Whitfield County Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent, UGA Cooperative Extension This year has proved to be quite an interesting one.  Most producers were able to put up plenty of hay.  However, due to average…
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Dicamba Registration Update

Dicamba Registration Update (Culpepper) Agents, please refer below to last nights (Oct 31, 2018) EPA press release regarding dicamba registration for 2019 and 2020.  Additionally, MAKE SURE you attend the weed science training Prostko has set up in Tifton on December 5.  In addition to our normal training approach, we will have two…
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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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