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  • Below is a list of the 2018 Brooks County Production Meetings. Please RSVP to the office at 229-263-4103 a few days before each meeting so we can have a head count.

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  • I wanted to share disease updates and UGA recommendations, for peanuts, cotton, and soybeans.  Please call me if you have any additional questions. Peanut:  We have experienced a couple of weeks of ideal conditions (very hot temperatures & scattered rainfall) for leaf spot diseases and white mold.  In order to protect the crop during this critical […]

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  • 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 pay close attention to peanut […]

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  • Via Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist; Recent price increases in Sonalan 3EC (ethalfluralin) have many growers taking a closer look at the cheaper priced pendimethalin formulations (Generic Prowl 3.3EC and Prowl H2O 3.8ASC) for use in peanuts.  With the exception of use in reduced tillage systems (i.e. Prowl is preferred there), there have been no […]

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  • Please find attached two pieces of information regarding the availability of the new aldicarb product “AgLogic 15G”. Please click on the two links below for more information, AgLogic15G Launch Release Letter Ag Logic Q&A letter UGA Extension has not tested it.  We do expect it to perform very similar to Temik 15G, but, again, UGA Extension has […]

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  •                 The Brooks County Extension Weed Control Meeting for row crops (& vegetables) was held January 28, 2016 with Dr. Stanley Culpepper.  During the cotton weed control portion of the meeting, I wanted to share information that could assist producers in controlling cost inputs for this year’s cotton […]

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  • Peanut Maturity Testing

    We are set up to test peanuts when you are ready!! So here is a reminder of how to pull a sample for maturity checking. A peanut hull scrape maturity check will be as accurate as the sample that you take. Pull or dig up at least 5 to 6 adjacent plants from at least […]

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  • Peanut Weed Tips

    Dr. Eric Protsko UGA Weed Specialist has a few things for us to consider as we head into July: 1) Cobra or Ultra Blazer applications should be avoided if possible when the peanut plants are in the R5 (beginning seed) to R6 (full seed) stage of growth (Figure 1).   Results from a 9 location study […]

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  •               The Brooks County Extension office is currently conducting and/or participating in several research plots.  I appreciate the Brooks County producers who are cooperating with our office and allowing this applied research work to be conducted on their farms.  I am grateful for the support and participation in our […]

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  •   The Brooks County Extension Peanut Production Update meeting was held on January 26, 2015.  I wanted to share the educational material that I distributed at this meeting.  To access the following information, click on the provided links.  Please call me if you would like a hard copy of the 2015 Peanut Production guide, I […]

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