Ben Hill County Ag

Last Frost?

Last Frost? By: Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent Mar 23, 2018   This picture is actually from March 15th frost, but we had a little bit of a frost this morning too. With Easter just a week away, this maybe the last one. March 15th frost If anything this…
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What is Acuron and Shieldex herbicides?

Written By: Eric Prostko   What is ACURON herbicide? Acuron, from Syngenta, is a mixture of s-metolachlor + atrazine + mesotrione + bycyclopyrone registered for use in field corn, seed corn, silage corn, sweet corn, and yellow popcorn.  Acuron can be applied preemergence or postemergence depending upon the type of corn.  I have…
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Best Nozzle to use for Soil Applied Residual Herbicides

Written By: Dr. Eric Prostko  What is the best nozzle to use for soil applied residual herbicides? Generally, nozzle type is not as critical with soil applied residual herbicides when compared to postemergence herbicides.  For many years, I used a flat fan nozzle (11002DG) for all my weed control trials. …
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A New Tool For Improving Thrips Management in Cotton

A New Tool For Improving Thrips Management in Cotton By Phillip Roberts on Mar 21, 2018  Thrips are the most consistent insect pest of cotton in Georgia and the Southeast.  Near 100 percent of the cotton planted will be infested by thrips each year.  For this reason preventive insecticides applied…
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Pecan Herbicide Strip Applications

Herbicide Strip Applications Mar 20, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells Its time to burn down those herbicide strips in pecan orchards in preparation for the growing season. There are many combinations of herbicide applications you could use. Here are a few for trees of different ages: Trees 1-2 Yrs: At budbreak: Glufosinate +…
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3 Common Questions from Turner County Agent

3 Common Questions By Will Gay Turner County Ag Agent Mar 15, 2018   See questions below What is the mixing order for different formulations? Answer: From first to last: Wettable Powders—Dispersible Granules—Flowables—Emulsifiable Concentrates—Solutions. If you do not know what these formulations mean, I would encourage you to look them…
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Managing Internal Parasites Through Better Grazing

Managing Internal Parasites Through Better Grazing By Adam Speir Madison County CEC Internal parasites can cause significant production losses in livestock, which results in significant economic losses for livestock producers. These parasites affect cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. Many times, the effects are subclinical and may go unnoticed, but severe…
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In-Furrow Peanut Decisions

In-Furrow Peanut Decisions   Mar 9, 2018   UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait visited us for our Peanut Production Update. He talked about the decisions that we have to make before the furrow closes. Thanks to Turner County Agent Will Gay who put together this information on these decisions concerning Velum…
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