Ben Hill County Ag

Peanut Post-emergence weed control and tank mixing

Peanut Post-emergence Weed Control and Tank Mixing Jun 20, 2019 | Written by Bryce Sutherland We are in the 30-45 days after planting range for a lot of peanuts in the county. A lot of people are going to use Cadre + 2,4-DB based off the phone calls. If grass is an issue in your…
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Georgia Grain News 6-27-19

6-27-19 By: Rome Ethredge Grains are growing well where we have good rain or irrigation. Corn harvest will begin in a couple of weeks. Lots of corn denting now.  Here’s an ear at ¼ milkline and notice not much dent. This is good as the kernel is so plumped the…
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Georgia Grain News 6-20-19

by Rome Ethride   Corn Maturity   Corn is really moving as we are finding a lot of older, 90 days or so, corn that is beginning to Dent. So that’s R5 and the next stage is R6 or Black layer. That’s when the water can be cut off because…
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Turfgrass Update

Turfgrass Blog: 2019 Edition Clint Waltz, Ph.D. University of Georgia Turfgrass Specialist June 10, 2019   With the recent dry weather encouraging the use, and possible overuse, of irrigation systems then the recent tropical conditions – rainfall and humidity – I have had several pictures and questions about a jelly-like…
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Row Crop Disease Update – Bob Kemerait

What I think is most important at the moment is white mold on peanuts.  Conditions are red-hot for early outbreaks of white-mold based upon A) very hot temperatures in the recent past and now B) ample rainfall and soil moisture.  Whether banded early season applications of Proline (5.7 fl oz)…
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Help with Horn Flies in Cattle

Help with Horn Flies… Jason Duggin, Southeast Update, May 2019 (Progressive Cattlemen)   The approach to ward off flies is multi-prong and challenging.  However, doing nothing can severely hinder productivity, profits, and herd welfare.  I’ve asked Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Extension Veterinary Entomologist at UGA, to give her tips on horn…
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UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, and Soybeans

UGA Scout Schools – Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans Those interested in scouting these row crops should make plans to attend one of the UGA Scout Schools. Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These…
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Thrips Injury and Acephate Rates for Peanut

Thrips Injury and Acephate Rates for Peanut – Worth County Extension May 24, 2019 Please read below from the UGA Peanut Entomology Blog on Thrips Injury and Acephate Rate in peanut. You can subscribe to this blog for updates here: https://site.extension.uga.edu/peanutent/ Over the years several folks have asked why there is a difference…
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