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 After Hurricane Michael

The damage from the storm to agriculture is horrendous in many places and in many others, even where the crop looks “OK” from 70 mph on the highway, the true story lies in the snowy lint covering the ground, losses in many places a bale, or much more. From a…
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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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Peanut Maturity Checks

Peanut maturity checks are starting soon! It is that time of year again. Some acres are starting to approach the 120-130 day range. For Ga 06Gs 140-150 tends to be the average for days to maturity. If yours are getting close and you want to have them checked just let…
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Does 2,4-DB Reduce Sicklepod Seed Production?

By Eric Prostko Had a peanut grower ask me if 2,4-DB applied to large sicklepod plants would have any effect on seed production.  A quick review of the literature would suggest that 2,4-DB applications made at the initial flower to peak flower stages of growth will cause significant reductions in…
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Grass Control Reductions in Peanut in 2018?

Reductions in Grass Control in 2018? (Prostko) Getting plenty of calls about perceived reductions in grass control after applications of ACC-ase inhibiting herbicides, such as Select (clethodim) or Poast (sethoxydim), have been applied.  Some folks first reaction to this “lack” of control is that we suddenly have widespread ACC-ase resistance. …
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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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