Bleckley County Ag

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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Bermudagrass Stem Maggots

Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Crops Specialist, has sent word that bermudagrass stem maggot damage is beginning to show up across the southern part of the state as far north as Laurens County. These pests can be a major problem for our hay producers if populations are high enough….
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Grain Storage Meeting

For the guys that have grain bins or some of you who might just be interested, there is a grain storage meeting in Glenville on July 11. If some of you want to go, then we can play to make a trip over there. I need to let them know…
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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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