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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Row Crop Disease Update August 27th

Row Crop Disease Update, Kemerait Soybeans: Asian soybean rust is still lightly scattered from Decatur County to Appling County, but has only been found so far in KUDZU.  Soybean rust is certainly not a major problem at the moment; however it could become so.  Management options are to protect the…
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August Peanut Disease update

Disease Management is Critical in August for Peanut Farmers Bob Kemerait There is not a peanut farmer in the state of Georgia, at least a successful one, who doesn’t recognize the threat from diseases and nematodes to his or her crop and who doesn’t recognize the importance of a good…
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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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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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Peanut and Cotton Disease Update

By Bob Kemerait Peanuts and disease:  Conditions are perfect now for leaf spot disease to occur.  A significant portion of our crop is approaching 30 days after planting and wet fields are likely to keep growers our of the field.  Growers who are delayed making their first application should consider…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Row Crop Disease Update by Bob Kemerait Plenty of disease issues to consider now.  Please let me know if you have questions.    To date, no soybean rust has been found this year in Georgia. To date, no southern corn rust has been found this year in Georgia.  (We have…
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Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon: Second Phase

Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon: Second Phase By Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent May 11, 2018   This has been a good week for fusarium with not much showing up. This is because our temperatures are increasing. However, UGA Vegetable Pathologist Dr. Bahbesh Dutta the second phase will come at…
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Disease Update

By: Bob Kemerait After the rains at the beginning of this week, I expect farmers will soon be moving quickly to start planting cotton, peanuts and soybeans.  There are two important points that I want to remind you of.    Choose planting date as carefully as you can.  Cool wet…
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