Bleckley County Ag

First Look at the 2018 Farm Bill for Row Crops

It looks like we will finally get a new farm bill if the President signs it like he is expected to. I know a lot of you will be interested to see what changes there will be. Here is some information about the bill from UGA Agricultural and Applied Economics, Yangxuan…
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Georgia Pesticide Waste Collection Day

Georgia Pesticide Waste Collection Day November 14, 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo Grounds 290-G Harper Blvd. Moultrie, GA Georgia Pesticide Waste Collection Day is a program that gives everyone an opportunity to discard old, unusable, or cancelled pesticides to a hazardous waste contractor for disposal. Pesticides in leaking containers or disposed…
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Cotton Defoliation Handout and Recommendations

Here is a handout and a few charts regarding cotton defoliation from UGA Cotton Agronomists, Jared Whitaker and Mark Freeman: Cotton Defoliation Guide (Front) Cotton Defoliation Guide (Back)   With the talk of there being a shortage of thidiazuron (Dropp), a good alternative will be thidiazuron+diuron (Ginstar, Adios, Cutout).  …
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Pod Blasting to Determine Peanut Maturity

    Some of our oldest peanuts are approaching maturity and need to be sampled to see when they are ready to dig. The recommended sampling time is 125 days, which would be peanuts planted on May 1 as of today. I have already tested 7 or 8 fields with…
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Seed Cotton MYA and Payments Update

Here is some info from Yangxuan Liu and Don Shurley, UGA Ag Econ:   Recently, we have gotten requests for information on prices and what payments would have been and might be with the new seed cotton program.  Landowners and producers can now makes choices and enroll in the seed…
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