Ben Hill County Ag

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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Checklist for Early-Season Disease Control in Peanuts

Checklist for Early-Season Disease Control Bob Kemerait Disease and nematode management is a critical component of successful peanut production; the foundation for achieving success is established even as the seed is closed in the furrow. Within the next month, the 2018 peanut season will have begun in earnest. In fact,…
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UGA Pecan Update : Fungicide Schedule and Pecan Tariffs

Fungicide Schedule and Pecan Tariffs Apr 4, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells I have had many requests to provide a pecan fungicide schedule example for 2018. Not much has changed from previous years with the exception of the use of phosphite alone in one of the early sprays. I list it here…
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New Tax Law Workshop in Colquitt County May 17th

How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?   Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm   Colquitt County Extension Office     Georgia farmers and landowners can learn more about how the new tax law affects them individually and their farming operation at tax bill workshops from University of…
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Tank Mixing Questions and Answers

Tank-Mixing by Dr. Prostko Tank-mixing pesticides can be rather complicated especially when numerous products will be mixed.  Here are a few questions and answers based upon some recent inquiries that I have received: 1) Can I tank-mix Prowl EC and Prowl H20? I have never have done this in my…
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Last Frost?

Last Frost? By: Andrew Sawyer Wilcox County ANR Agent Mar 23, 2018   This picture is actually from March 15th frost, but we had a little bit of a frost this morning too. With Easter just a week away, this maybe the last one. March 15th frost If anything this…
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What is Acuron and Shieldex herbicides?

Written By: Eric Prostko   What is ACURON herbicide? Acuron, from Syngenta, is a mixture of s-metolachlor + atrazine + mesotrione + bycyclopyrone registered for use in field corn, seed corn, silage corn, sweet corn, and yellow popcorn.  Acuron can be applied preemergence or postemergence depending upon the type of corn.  I have…
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Best Nozzle to use for Soil Applied Residual Herbicides

Written By: Dr. Eric Prostko  What is the best nozzle to use for soil applied residual herbicides? Generally, nozzle type is not as critical with soil applied residual herbicides when compared to postemergence herbicides.  For many years, I used a flat fan nozzle (11002DG) for all my weed control trials. …
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A New Tool For Improving Thrips Management in Cotton

A New Tool For Improving Thrips Management in Cotton By Phillip Roberts on Mar 21, 2018  Thrips are the most consistent insect pest of cotton in Georgia and the Southeast.  Near 100 percent of the cotton planted will be infested by thrips each year.  For this reason preventive insecticides applied…
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