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  • Cotton and Peanut Issues

    Cotton The cotton aphid fungus is showing up in cotton fields in Bulloch County – finally. Please view comments below provided by Dr. Phillip Roberts about stink bug management in cotton: Southern green and brown stink bugs are the two most common stink bugs infesting Georgia cotton. Both have sucking mouthparts and damage cotton by…

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  • Aphids in Cotton

    Cotton aphid numbers were slow to get started this year, but have been increasing rapidly over the last couple of weeks. Aphids generally build to moderate/high numbers and eventually crash due to a naturally occurring fungus. This fungal epizootic typically occurs in our area in early/mid-July. Once the aphid fungus is detected in a field…

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  • Southern corn rust was identified in a corn field in Bulloch County yesterday (June 30). Please take necessary action to protect your corn crop from southern corn rust from very early tassel through dough stage (R6).

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  • I hope everyone will get a much needed rain. I know there were some scattered showers that moved through last night and hopefully all will get some rain soon. PEANUTS With the hot and dry weather be sure you are checking your peanuts for Lesser Cornstalk Borer. Please view comments below from Dr. Mark Abney:…

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  • Event: Farmer Roundtable with Congressman Rick Allen Location: Bulloch County Center for Agriculture Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Congressman Rick Allen and his staff will be coming to the Bulloch County Extension Office today from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This event is a “Farmer Roundtable”, with the main…

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  • Event: Farmer Roundtable with Congressman Rick Allen Location: Bulloch County Center for Agriculture Date: Friday, June 17, 2022 Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Congressman Rick Allen and his staff will be coming to the Bulloch County Extension Office on Friday, June 17 from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This event is a “Farmer Roundtable”,…

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  • Southern corn rust was confirmed yesterday (June 1) in Wayne County on early planted corn at R3/R4 growth stage. Growers in our area should be on alert. There has not been any Southern corn rust found in the sentinel plot in Bulloch County, but if the weather pattern continues to be wet and humid we…

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  • Information in this edition should be helpful as we enter the last week of April and are determining when to begin planting cotton and peanuts. Hopefully, all of you will get this needed rain tomorrow and night time temperatures will not drop too low as planting begins. Please click HERE to view the 2022 Peanut…

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  • Precision Ag Technology Workshop

    Schedule:  9:00 – 9:15    Welcome 9:20 – 10: 05    Concurrent Sections 1 – Topic 1, Topic 2, Topic 3 10: 15 – 11:00   Concurrent Sections 2 – Topic 1, Topic 2, Topic 3 11:10 – 11: 55   Concurrent Sections 3 – Topic 1, Topic 2, Topic 3 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch 12:30 –…

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  • Please review email notice below that was sent out earlier this week. If you did not receive the notice below it may have went to your spam/junk folder.         Peanut Farmer Antitrust Settlements Submit W-9 by March 31, 2022Recently, some farmers may have received an email or letter in the mail regarding…

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