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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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Downy Mildew of Watermelon Detected in Georgia

Downy mildew of watermelon has been detected from Sumter County in Georgia (June 10, 2015). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (wet conditions) can be a potential problem in watermelon. I would suggest our watermelon growers to look for the…
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El Nino and its impact on weather in May

Parts of the country are really starting to feel the consequences of receiving record amounts of rain in May. El Nino is to blame according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Some farmers are now dealing with planting delays, fields in need of replanting, and sick livestock. There may…
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Farm Bill Update and Prevented Planting Questions

Here are some comments from Nathan Smith, Extension Economist: “FSA recently held training for State Staff on ARCPLC enrollment.   Producers are required to enroll annually in the ARCPLC program to be eligible to receive payments.   The enrollment period is expected to begin mid-June.  Enrollment for 2014 and 2015 ARCPLC will…
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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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Southern Corn Rust Found In GA – Be On The Lookout

On Friday Andrew Shirley found Southern Corn Rust in a field in Mitchell County. Remember Southern Corn Rust is the most important disease on corn! Rain is back in the forecast for next week, which will be favorable for development of rust. Any corn that is approaching (or has passed)…
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El Nino Weather Podcast

This year’s El Nino is particularly weird according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Typically, El Nino starts around late December, but this time around it did not start until about March. Because of that, subtropical jet streams have shifted over Texas and Oklahoma during their planting season, causing…
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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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USDA News Release

Please read the following important information, from USDA Risk Management Agency,  regarding important crop insurance deadlines.  If you have any questions please contact your local crop insurance agent. 2015ValdostaConservationCompliance    
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