Ben Hill County Ag

Meeting Schedule set for 2019 Extension Ag Meetings.

Extension Weed Meeting                            Tue Jan. 8, 2019 8:00 am              Morehead Store Irwinville, GA Extension Peanut Production Meeting   Tue. Jan. 29, 2019 8:00 am          Morehead Store Irwinville, GA Extension Cotton Production Meeting   Tue. Feb. 5, 2019 8:00 am            Morehead Country Store Irwinville,  Extension Disease Meeting                         Thu….
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Dicamba Registration Update

Dicamba Registration Update (Culpepper) Agents, please refer below to last nights (Oct 31, 2018) EPA press release regarding dicamba registration for 2019 and 2020.  Additionally, MAKE SURE you attend the weed science training Prostko has set up in Tifton on December 5.  In addition to our normal training approach, we will have two…
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Yield Loss Samples in Cotton

Before Micheal hit some agents were able to get out and collect some yield loss samples from Ben Hill and neighboring counties. The samples are being processed and we should have some yield loss estimates soon. Below are some before and after photos of 2 cotton fields I was able…
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UGA Cotton Team Update. (Defoliation, Insects, Irrigation, & Disease)

Cotton Defoliation Considerations for 2018 (Freeman and Whitaker)   Most of our early planted cotton is quickly approaching (and has approached in some areas) time for defoliation. Cotton defoliation tends to be one of the most important aspects of cotton production each year. Timing and product selection are two of…
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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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Row Crop Disease Update

Weather across most of Georgia, hot with better-than-even chance of rain, remains perfect for development and spread of fungal diseases in our row crops.   Southern corn rust arrived very late, but is spread across the Coastal Plain of the state.  Southern corn leaf blight and northern corn leaf have…
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Replacing Fertilizer in Cotton

Replacing Fertilizer in Cotton Andrew Sawyer Jun 11, 2018 The most common question after these large rain events is have I lost all of my cotton fertilizer, and will I have to start over? UGA Extension Soil Scientist Dr. Glen Harris has provided some information on this topic: May planted cotton could…
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June Crop Disease Update

Disease Update by Bob Kemerait    CORN:  No southern rust has been found in Georgia to date.  Apparently, there is not a lot in Florida either.  Spores from Florida are typically a threat to our corn crop.  Little disease there means lower risk here in Georgia.  Jason Brock and I…
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Cotton Fertility

Fertility (Glenn Harris) Replacing Nutrients Leached by May Rains It seems like every time we get a lot of rain I hear people say “well, I guess I lost all my fertilizer”. While nutrient leaching (nutrients dissolved in water moving downward out of the root zone of plants) is a…
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