Ben Hill County Ag

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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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…
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When is Best to Burndown Cover?

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…
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