Ben Hill County Ag

Disease Update

By: Bob Kemerait After the rains at the beginning of this week, I expect farmers will soon be moving quickly to start planting cotton, peanuts and soybeans.  There are two important points that I want to remind you of.    Choose planting date as carefully as you can.  Cool wet…
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Planting Peanuts

Should We Plant Peanuts? By Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County Apr 23, 2018   On this day (April 17th) last year, UGA researchers started planting their plots in Tifton. As a matter of fact, many were  planting in GA. Many growers are on ‘go’ now and ready to start, but we’re…
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Checklist for Early-Season Disease Control in Peanuts

Checklist for Early-Season Disease Control Bob Kemerait Disease and nematode management is a critical component of successful peanut production; the foundation for achieving success is established even as the seed is closed in the furrow. Within the next month, the 2018 peanut season will have begun in earnest. In fact,…
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UGA Pecan Update : Fungicide Schedule and Pecan Tariffs

Fungicide Schedule and Pecan Tariffs Apr 4, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells I have had many requests to provide a pecan fungicide schedule example for 2018. Not much has changed from previous years with the exception of the use of phosphite alone in one of the early sprays. I list it here…
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New Tax Law Workshop in Colquitt County May 17th

How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?   Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm   Colquitt County Extension Office     Georgia farmers and landowners can learn more about how the new tax law affects them individually and their farming operation at tax bill workshops from University of…
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Tank Mixing Questions and Answers

Tank-Mixing by Dr. Prostko Tank-mixing pesticides can be rather complicated especially when numerous products will be mixed.  Here are a few questions and answers based upon some recent inquiries that I have received: 1) Can I tank-mix Prowl EC and Prowl H20? I have never have done this in my…
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