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Corn Update Meeting @ Brooks Co. Extension Office on Dec. 4th

Brooks County will be hosting a corn update meeting the first week of December at noon on Thursday Dec. 4th. Dr. Dewey Lee will be the speaker giving us an update on corn production for 2015. Please join us for this meeting, and be sure to call the office by noon…
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2015 Southwest Georgia Master Cattlemen’s Program

This year the 2014 Southwest Georgia Mater Cattlemen’s Program will be held in Fitzgerald, GA Ben Hill County. The program will be weekly from January 20th – March 10th every Tuesday. The location will be at the Ben Hill County Ag Center. Each week will host a different Extension specialist…
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Why is Nut Size So Small This Year?

Here is a great article from Lenny Wells UGA Extension Pecan Specialist regarding nut size for this years pecan crop. Pecan harvest is well underway and the most consistent observation regarding the 2014 pecan crop is small nut size. The effect of various factors on pecan nut size has been well…
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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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