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Cotton and Peanut Update (08/14/2020)

Cotton Target spot is showing up in places pretty heavy. This is not a disease that we spray for every year, but it might be necessary in certain fields this time. Here is an excerpt from Dr. Bob Kemerait: Growers should consider protecting their cotton crop from target spot between…
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Dicamba Update and Weed Control Solutions

From Dr. Stanley Culpepper: Dicamba (A. S. Culpepper). On June 8, the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the website for details; however, below are the details of the order: “Details of the Order EPA’s order…
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Peanut and Corn Update (5/28/2020)

Corn Some of our earliest corn is at R1 (silking) stage and we have a lot approaching tassel as well. I have been looking for a few things in particular while walking fields: 1) foliar pathogens such as northern corn leaf blight and definitely southern rust and 2) stink bugs….
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Frequently Asked Questions about Peanut Seed Quality

The following is from UGA Extension Plant Pathologist, Dr. Bob Kemerait:  Why are we so worried about seed and seedling diseases on peanut this year?  Answer: Seed quality and seedling diseases are ALWAYS a concern; however they are, perhaps, a more urgent problem this year because A) conditions at harvest…
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Hurricane Michael relief funds- Georgia Farm Recovery Block Grant

The Georgia Department of Ag has released the Georgia Farm Recovery Block Grant Application Guide for farmers in 95 counties (including Bleckley and Twiggs) who were affected by Hurricane Michael. The grant will cover losses to timber, beef, dairy, poultry, fruits/vegetable, pecans, and uninsured infrastructure. Application will be strictly online,…
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2020 Georgia Ag Forecast

For anyone that is interested, the flyer for this year’s ag forecast is below. There are 5 meetings set at different dates and locations. The closest one to us is in Macon at the Georgia Farm Bureau headquarters on Tuesday, January 21. Registration is required and can be done at…
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