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  • 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 only make up to 2…

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  • 2019SpringMasterCattlemanPOSTER   Click on the link to view Flyer. You will have to click on the link and then click again on the next page to pull up the full flyer

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  • 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 Appropriation Act was amended to…

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  • 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 restricted use herbicides. Use is…

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  • 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 downed trees representing many ages…

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  • Forage Losses During Michael  

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  • I was in hay fields last week working on Bermuda Stem Maggot trials for our post doc Dr. Lisa Baxter. While in the fields I had to use a sweep net to capture stem maggot flies to help estimate numbers. While sampling for flies I was finding army worm numbers well above threshold. See Pics…

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  • The occurrence of foxtail in pastures and hay fields seems to be higher this year than in years past. The weather we have had this season could be the cause. DO NOT feed foxtail infested hay to horses, cattle, or other livestock. The awns can become impelled in the gums and tongue. These can get…

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  • Planting Peanuts

    Should We Plant Peanuts? By Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County Apr 23, 2018   On this day (April 17th) last year, UGA researchers started planting their plots in Tifton. As a matter of fact, many were  planting in GA. Many growers are on ‘go’ now and ready to start, but we’re seeing lots of daily fluctuation…

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  • Written by Andres Sawyer Wilcox County Ag February 22nd 2018 A few questions about burning down our cover this week. This is because the warm temperatures and concerns over it taking off. Here is some rye cover that was planted in late October. It’s heading out and holding in soil moisture. This rye won’t be…

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