Ben Hill County Ag

Using Pesticide Wisely Training- Last Chance

If you have not attended a UPW training and plan to use Dicamba on Cotton then you need to attend one of these trainings. The last chance to get certified for 2019 season will be April 11th and 18th. Using Pesticide Wisely Training (UPW) and Private Pest. License Certification –…
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Cotton & Peanut Winter Weed Burndown

Cotton & Peanut Winter Weed Burndown Thanks to Worth County Ag Agent Bryce Southerland who wrote information on burndown leading to cotton on his blog at Worth County Ag News. It is the time of the year where growers are getting ready to prepare cotton land by burning down winter weeds…
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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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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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