Ben Hill County Ag

Explanation of Changes to Dicamba Certification

Explanation of Changes to Dicamba Certification If you use Auxin Chemistries in your cotton (dicamba, XtendiMax, Engenia, Fexapan) then you must go through the Using Pesticides Wisely Training again. Yes again. You have to go through Using Pesticide Wisely Training again if you use (Enlist Duo or Enlist One) 2019…
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GA Development Authority Disaster Assistance

GDA: Disaster Assistance Available for Farmers Affected by Hurricane Michael From Georgia Cotton Commission post Effective today, farmers with damage from Hurricane Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance from funds allocated during the special legislative session convened by Governor Nathan Deal on November 13, 2018. The Fiscal Year 2019…
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2019 Auxin Training Requirements.

AUXIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: GEORGIA 2019 NOTICE! U.S. EPA-Industry mandated label changes to dicamba products Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax are now effective for the 2019 growing season. Engenia, FeXapan, XtendiMax 1. As mandated by federal labels, one must hold a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to purchase and use these…
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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 Corn Production Meeting        Thu. Jan 31, 2019 8:00 am           Morehead Store…
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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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