Brooks County Ag Connection

Brooks County – 2014 Georgia Clean Day

We are pleased to announce that Brooks County has been chosen to host a 2014 Georgia Clean Day.  This event will be held at the Brooks County Ag. Annex/Extension Office on October 30, 2014. This program is organized and administered by The Georgia Department of Agriculture, through funding provided by…
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Asian Soybean Rust

At this time, Asian Soybean Rust has not been reported in Georgia.  However, as with most crop diseases, conditions are favorable for the development of Asian Soybean Rust and when it appears the disease could develop quickly.  Of course, our weather patterns will be the driving factor behind the spread…
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Target Spot in Cotton

During the past ten years, Target Spot in cotton has continued to increase in Georgia.  Currently, with warm weather, good canopy growth, and scattered rainfall the conditions are favorable for Target Spot.  Of course, when we receive consistent rain showers the cotton experiences better growth and increased periods of leaf…
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Peanut Disease Control

During this time of the season, (50 to 70 days into season) we are at a critical point in our disease management program.  We should continue to maintain our leafspot control programs and implement a good program for prevention of white mold.  We have ideal conditions for disease development and…
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Leafhopper – Burn in Peanuts

This week, while evaluating peanuts, I was reminded of a pest that is fairly common but has sporadic activity in peanuts and one we rarely spray for, the Potato Leaf hopper.  I wanted to share pictures of  hopper burn, a condition that results from leafhopper feeding.  It is important that…
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Peanut Pest Update

Please be aware that there have been several reports of worms in peanuts.  The foliage feeders that I have observed were Fall Armyworm caterpillars.  The treatment threshold for foliage feeding caterpillars in peanuts is 4-8 larvae/row ft.  The low level of four caterpillars/row ft. should be used if the peanuts…
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Sprayer Calibration

I wanted to share with you a free mobile app that I have found to be quick and easy to use when calibrating a sprayer.  I simply enter the parameters that is requested and select the method that you want the app to calculate.  I usually request the app to…
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May Beetles in Pecans

During the past two weeks, I have had the experience of learning about a new predator in pecans.  I have been visiting  with a family that has young 2014 planted pecans.  This family’s discovery of a mysterious foliage feeder, has proven to be an opportunity, to educate myself and possibly…
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Vegetable Alerts

I want to share several vegetable alerts that was brought to my attention by Dr. David Langston. 1.  Serious epidemic of Downy Mildew located and confirmed in Cook County.  We need to be aware of this discovery because Downy Mildew can spread rapidly and produce devastating effects.  You can identify…
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Thrips in Cotton

I’m sure by now, everybody has found thrips and thrips damage everywhere. We are all aware what a serious pest thrips can be in our cotton and that it is a given, with the loss of Temik, that we are going to have to follow our current seed treatments with…
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