Brooks County Ag Connection

Soybean rust found in Southwest GA

Asian soybean rust has finally been found in Georgia in 2015.  The disease was found on soybean leaves from sentinel plots in Attapulgus, Decatur County.  Asian soybean rust has been slow to develop in Georgia and Alabama this year, but has been found scattered throughout Mississippi. Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA…
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Soybean Weed Control

The soybeans in the picture without any pigweed were managed the following way: 1) Started out clean. 2) Used 2 residual herbicides (1 PRE + 1 POST).  For RR soybeans, look to Boundary or Dual Magnum or Warrant – PRE followed by Roundup + Reflex or Prefix (Reflex + Dual Magnum) –…
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Southeastern Hay Contest

MAJOR EXPANSION OF THE SE HAY CONTEST MOULTRIE, GA – Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast could earn major prizes in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. The 2015 SE Hay Contest is presented by Massey Ferguson. As a result of Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship and…
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UGA Cooperative Extension To Host Grazing School

CARROLLTON, GA – UGA Extension will host the Georgia Grazing School on September 15 – 16, 2015 at the Carroll Co. Agri-Center in Carrollton, GA. This two-day workshop will focus on soil fertility, forage crop establishment, plant growth, animal nutrient requirements, and management-intensive grazing. Training will take place in both…
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A Late-Summer Look at Pecan Cultivars

Here is a nice article from Lenny Wells covering three newer pecan cultivars, The topic of cultivars is an endless source of discussion for pecan growers. We are always on the lookout for the perfect cultivar but in reality it probably doesn’t exist. Every orchard situation is different and there are problems…
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Cotton Defoliation- Reminder tomorrow noon @ Round Tree Lodge

Just a reminder that UGA Extension and BCT Gin will be hosting a Cotton Defoliation meeting tomorrow, August 18th. Meeting will begin at noon in the Round tree Lodge. Lunch will be provided as well as one hour of Private or Commercial (category 21) pesticide credit.
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2015 Brooks County Silage Trial Results

 I want to share results obtained from the Brooks County 2015 Corn Silage Variety trial.  We planted this trial on March 25th and harvested 15 weeks later on July 10th.  This year’s trial included 69 replications, 23 varieties replicated three times each. There were no significant differences in yield among planted varieties.  The…
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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…
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