Brooks County Ag Connection

Thrips Update

      For the 2016 growing season, Thrips traps are being monitored weekly in Brooks County.  I will post weekly results from thrip traps, for you to observe thrips numbers, activity and movement.  Please be aware, that earlier peanut in furrow thrips treatments may be playing out.  We should…
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Sugarcane Aphid-Resistant Sorghum Hybrids

Article below was taken from FarmPress an article published yesterday on their website; Click here to read the original article. The LSU AgCenter has released a guide listing grain sorghum hybrids that offer resistance to the sugarcane aphid, a pest that has caused significant damage to Louisiana’s sorghum crop in…
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EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

Below is the latest on EPA’s order to cancel Dow’s Transform By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Extension Entomologist and Don Cook, Research Entomologist November 13, 2015 – See more at: By now many of you may have heard that Sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in Transform,…
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Insect Update- Reminder

Just a reminder that UGA Extension and BCT Gin will be hosting an Insect Update- Tailgate Meeting tomorrow, June 30. Meeting will begin at noon in the Livestock Annex of the Brooks County AG Building. Meeting is being sponsored by Dupont and lunch will be provided as well as one hour of Private…
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Proposed label changes for pollinator protection

Here is an alert from Dr. Stormy Sparks: The link below and the information attached concerns PROPOSED label changes for MOST insecticides we use in vegetables (and other crops). This currently will apply only to situations where growers are contracting for pollination services (but can easily be expanded). This will…
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Pest Alert – Sugarcane Aphid

Late summer 2014 – We can all remember the new invasive pest that occurred last year, the sugarcane aphid (SCA).  SCA infestations occurred in practically every sorghum field and in may cases resulted in production and economic losses.  Please be aware that the first documented appearance on sorghum was identified…
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