Ben Hill County Ag

Getting Home Lawns Ready for Spring Green Up

Getting Home Lawns Ready for Spring Green Up. A spring preemergent herbicide application can help with controlling weeds in lawn. Atrazine Rate 1-2 qt/a Atrazine is a common preemergent herbicide that is used to prevent summer weeds. It can be used to a wide range of broad leaf weeds, sandspur, and…
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Pasture/Hayfield Winter Weed Control

Pasture/Hayfield Winter Weed Control By Andrew Sawyer – Wilcox County ANR Agent Feb 14, 2019 This is the time of the year we need to be applying post-emergent herbicides to our pastures and hayfields for winter weeds. If we have issues with crabgrass, we generally wait until the first of…
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Forage Fertility Update

Our winter forage has been negatively effected by weather this year. We had another 2 inches of rain this week. This year has been very wet and it has been hard to get anything done. Most winter forage that was planted either never emerged or has struggled with saturated roots…
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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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Georgia Peanut Achievement Club Applications Due

Georgia Peanut Achievement Club – It is time to prepare entries for the 2019 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club (GPAC). I hope you will consider entering your 2018 peanut farming efforts in this year’s club. Fifteen winners will be chosen. One statewide winner in each of the three acre categories (100-299.9…
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Explanation of Changes to Dicamba Certification

Explanation of Changes to Dicamba Certification If you use Auxin Chemistries in your cotton (dicamba, XtendiMax, Engenia, Fexapan) then you must go through the Using Pesticides Wisely Training again. Yes again. You have to go through Using Pesticide Wisely Training again if you use (Enlist Duo or Enlist One) 2019…
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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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