Ben Hill County Ag

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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Peanut Maturity Checks

Peanut maturity checks are starting soon! It is that time of year again. Some acres are starting to approach the 120-130 day range. For Ga 06Gs 140-150 tends to be the average for days to maturity. If yours are getting close and you want to have them checked just let…
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Does 2,4-DB Reduce Sicklepod Seed Production?

By Eric Prostko Had a peanut grower ask me if 2,4-DB applied to large sicklepod plants would have any effect on seed production.  A quick review of the literature would suggest that 2,4-DB applications made at the initial flower to peak flower stages of growth will cause significant reductions in…
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PGR Rainfest

PGR Rainfast Aug 3, 2018   Cotton is moving along as many of us county agents were at the National Association of County Agents meeting last week in Chattanooga. It was raining up there about as much as it was here. This can cause an issue with our PGR applications…
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Grass Control Reductions in Peanut in 2018?

Reductions in Grass Control in 2018? (Prostko) Getting plenty of calls about perceived reductions in grass control after applications of ACC-ase inhibiting herbicides, such as Select (clethodim) or Poast (sethoxydim), have been applied.  Some folks first reaction to this “lack” of control is that we suddenly have widespread ACC-ase resistance. …
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