Ben Hill County Ag

Paraquat Applicators Certification

Paraquat Applicators Certification On March 8, 2019 the EPA released a training that will be required for all new labeled paraquat (late summer – fall of 2019). The training will take about 45 minutes and it is a good training. The reason for the training is in response to 17…
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Georgia Climate Outlook

Outlook for spring and summer 2019 in Georgia Mar 13, 2019 | Written by Pam Knox It’s been a while since I posted a climate outlook for Georgia, but I’ve gotten a few requests so here you go. Summary:  Temperatures for the next two weeks are expected to be cooler than normal. Temperatures…
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Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update

Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update By Yanxuan Liu on Mar 11, 2019 09:30 pm By Don Shurley and Yangxuan Liu Download the PDF version of the factsheet MFP (Market Facilitation Program) Payments USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and…
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Cotton Disease Update

By: Dr. Bob Kemerait Effective management of cotton stalks and winter weeds has always been one of the UGA Cotton Team’s ‘Best Management Practices’ based on sound research.  Given our relatively mild winter, survival of some cotton even now, and the new threat of Blue Disease, management of stalks and…
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