Bleckley County Ag

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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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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