Bleckley County Ag

Water War Update

Here is an article from UGA Extension SE District Water Educator, David Hall:     Georgia soon to hear verdict on water wars from the U.S. Supreme Court Whether you are a farmer or not, the verdict from the United States Supreme Court coming up by the end of this…
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Corn Disease Update

Whether to or not to spray corn continues to be a pressing issue. We still have not observed southern corn rust in Georgia and there has not been a lot reported in Florida. Dr. Kemerait is still not pushing hard for us to make a fungicide application, but he also…
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Managing Late Planted Cotton

Hopefully everybody is rolling along and in the “short rows” on this year’s crop if you are not done already. I have received more calls this week about this late planted cotton, and I wanted to address a few things: We still have to put something out PRE on cotton….
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Corn Approaching Tassel… Should We Spray?

Looking around the county,  I’ve noticed some of our earliest planted corn is nearing tassel stage if not already there. I had a few growers asking about fungicide applications and thought it would be a good topic to cover. Here are some ideas from UGA Extension Pathologist, Dr. Bob Kemerait: Corn and southern…
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Late Planted Peanut Decisions and Spray Options

Planting decisions are what’s on everybody’s minds right now, and I wanted to make sure and address peanuts as well. What is too late to plant peanuts and when is yield going to start being affected? When should we consider planting another crop? Extension Peanut Agronomist Scott Monfort helps us…
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Late Planted Cotton Decisions

A lot of the calls I’ve received lately and conversations I’ve had have been about cotton variety choices for late planted cotton. Should we stick to our later maturing varieties or switch over to an earlier maturing one? UGA Cotton Agronomists Jared Whitaker and Mark Freeman help us answer some…
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Peanut Injury from Valor & Thimet

I have received calls this week about how some of our peanut crop is looking. There are several things going on that I wanted to address: There is some Valor damage showing up after the rain we’ve been getting; most especially in fields that didn’t receive any rain until they…
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