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STAX/Farm Bill Workshop

The National Cotton Council of America is hosting a STAX/Farm Bill Workshop on November 19, 2014.  The workshop will be held at the RDC building in Tifton (small auditorium) and begin at 9:00 a.m.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about the new STAX, supplemental coverage option, and…
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Pond Fertilization and Liming

We respond to many of pond calls each week. The majority of these calls involve weed management in their ponds, but a few are related to liming and when to fertilize their ponds. Proper fertilization and liming can increase three to four times the pounds of fish a pond will support. Unfertilized…
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Georgia Clean Day – Update

We received a call yesterday, from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, informing us that Brooks County’s Georgia Clean Day has been rescheduled.  The new date, set by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is November 12, 2014.  Also, due to the change in collection date, we will be accepting additional product…
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Temperature effect on Peanut Harvest

                  Fortunately, in Georgia (especially in Brooks County) we have a low risk index for cold damage during our peanut growing season.  However, this season has not been our typical growing season.  As you know, many of our peanut acres were later…
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Small Grain Variety Trial Data Available

Great post from Nick McGhee Terrell County Agent. The University of Georgia publishes yield data and disease ratings every year from their variety trials.  One of the commodity groups that our researchers look at is the small grain crops including wheat, oats, rye, barley, and triticale.  Even though most growers are…
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Pecan Prices

Post from Dr. Lenny Wells UGA Pecan Specialist. As growers begin to harvest pecans, it is useful for them to know what current market prices are so that they can get the best possible price for their crop. The USDA Fed-State Market News Service provides price information for Georgia pecans at…
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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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Vegetable Alert – Possible Resistance Issues in Cucurbit Downy Mildew

I would like to share with you, a vegetable alert I received this week from Hunt Sanders, Disease Management Specialist in UGA Department of Plant Pathology.  Most of you are aware that, Dr. David Langston former UGA Vegetable Plant Pathologist accepted a position with Virginia Tech.  So, in Dr. Langston’s absence, Hunt Sanders…
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