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Row Crop Update (6/14/19)

Corn We have a lot of older corn in the county that has put on a nice ear and we’re starting to see a lot of silks turning brown. The rain and cool weather this week has certainly been a relief for all our crops, especially corn. I have been…
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Peanut Weed Control (5/31/19)

I have received calls this week about weed control options in peanuts, especially dry land peanuts. Some have been concerned that we might add too much stress by applying certain herbicides to an already struggling plant due to the heat and drought. UGA Weed Scientist, Dr. Eric Prostko: 1) Cracking/EPOST…
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New Trade Assistance Announced

The USDA has released the following report about trade assistance. We do not know yet what payment rates will be or how farmers can receive them. More information should be out soon….   (Washington, D.C., May 23, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department…
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Corn Update (5/24/19)

Our earliest planted corn in the county is tasseling, and a lot more will reach that point in the next few week. Pollination is a critical period in corn growth and will dictate what kind of crop we will have. Interim grain agronomist, Rome Ethredge, goes into detail here: Boy,…
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One Last Using Pesticides Wisely Training Offered!!!

The Department of Agriculture is offering one final Using Pesticides Wisely training for 2019. It will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on May 21 at 1:30 pm. Remember, one must now hold a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to purchase and use the dicamba products…
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Paraquat Dichloride Training for Certified Applicators

As many of you have heard, the EPA has made some label changes to paraquat dichloride (Gramoxone, Firestorm, etc) that will require all certified applicators to complete a training program before using this product. I have attached a link to the EPA website where you can find the training program…
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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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