Ben Hill County Ag

Weather Outlook for 2019

Weather Outlook for 2019 Pam Knox, Director of the UGA Weather Network Summary: • After a cool start to April, most of the month is expected to be warmer than normal. • Temperatures for the rest of spring, summer and fall are all leaning towards warmer than normal conditions due…
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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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Important Points on Xtendimax, Engenia, and Fexapan

XtendiMax, Engenia, and FeXapan New Regulations for 2019 1) A pesticide license is required to purchase or apply these products. 2) All applicators must be trained through UGA’s Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW). 3) Can only apply through 60 days after planting cotton or 45 days after planting soybeans. 4) Can…
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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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Righting vs. Removal of Pecan Trees Following Storm Damage

Righting vs. Removal Following Storm Damage By: Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent One of the most difficult assessments following damage from wind is whether or not to keep leaning trees. There are a few different rules that Dr. Wells mentions in the Southeastern Pecan Handbook. In Wilcox, we have…
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