Ben Hill County Ag

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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Pecan Herbicide Strip Applications

Herbicide Strip Applications Mar 20, 2018 | Written by Lenny Wells Its time to burn down those herbicide strips in pecan orchards in preparation for the growing season. There are many combinations of herbicide applications you could use. Here are a few for trees of different ages: Trees 1-2 Yrs: At budbreak: Glufosinate +…
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3 Common Questions from Turner County Agent

3 Common Questions By Will Gay Turner County Ag Agent Mar 15, 2018   See questions below What is the mixing order for different formulations? Answer: From first to last: Wettable Powders—Dispersible Granules—Flowables—Emulsifiable Concentrates—Solutions. If you do not know what these formulations mean, I would encourage you to look them…
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Managing Internal Parasites Through Better Grazing

Managing Internal Parasites Through Better Grazing By Adam Speir Madison County CEC Internal parasites can cause significant production losses in livestock, which results in significant economic losses for livestock producers. These parasites affect cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. Many times, the effects are subclinical and may go unnoticed, but severe…
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In-Furrow Peanut Decisions

In-Furrow Peanut Decisions   Mar 9, 2018   UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait visited us for our Peanut Production Update. He talked about the decisions that we have to make before the furrow closes. Thanks to Turner County Agent Will Gay who put together this information on these decisions concerning Velum…
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Upcoming Events in March

  March 13th- Extension Pecan Meeting – Moreheads Country Store at 8am. March 13th – Monsanto Meeting at Irwin County CASE Farm at noon March 15th – One on One Auxin Training- Moreheads Country Store at 8 am. This training is for using 2-4D and Dicamba in Cotton    
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2018 Pecan Spray Guide

2018 Pecan Spray Guide. To access click on the link below. http://www.caes.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-website/extension-outreach/commodities/pecans/docs/2018-Pecan-Spray-Guide.PDF
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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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