Bleckley County Ag

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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Cotton and Peanut Update 8-10-18

Cotton: We have a wide age range of cotton from just blooming to 7th week of bloom. There are a few things I want to address: I am getting a lot of calls about pix and pix recommendations. As you all know with the conditions we have had, cotton is…
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Corn Harvest Recommendations

A large majority of the corn in our county is at black layer stage, and some has already been pulled. I have talked with growers, and many are planning to start harvesting next week as well if the weather allows for it. Conditions like we have had are great for the development…
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Midville Field Day

The Midville Field Day is next Wednesday, August 15. This will be a very informative meeting, and there was over 200 people that attended last year. I will be going,  along with David Hall. I would love to take as many people as possible, so please let me know and…
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Row Crop Update 7-16-18

Corn: Southern rust has been confirmed in Georgia. It was found in Mitchell and Tift county last week and now in Burke County. If you have corn at milk stage or less, then it could be beneficial to spray a fungicide. It is a judgement call on your part, but…
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