Bulloch County Ag News

Asian Soybean Rust Identified in two more Georgia Counties

Soybean rust has been confirmed on soybeans in Colquitt County (9/09) and Burke County (9/11). Consider spraying a fungicide on your soybeans if:   They have reached R2/R3 growth stage and not yet reached R6 growth stage.   Have good growth and reasonable yield expectations.   This is especially critical if…
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“Super” El Niño Poised to Disrupt Weather Patterns

David Zierden, Florida State Climatologist, has written up the message of a “Super” El Nino and what it means for our weather in the Southeast Region going forward through the fall, winter, and spring. Please click on link below to view the article.   http://www.siftag.org/super-el-nino-poised-to-disrupt-weather-patterns/
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Peanut Maturity Profile

Peanut harvest will be here before you know it and I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some important things that need to be done before the initial harvest begins. An initial Hull-Scrape Profile is recommended to determine maturity and a digging date.   If you…
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Asian Soybean Rust Identified in Georgia

Asian soybean rust 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.   Any soybeans that have reached full seed/R6 growth stages are “safe”.  Younger soybeans are still…
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Pre-Harvest Applications to Control Morningglory in Peanuts

We have been getting many questions lately about late-season annual morningglory control in peanut. In most cases, it is too late in the year to legally apply herbicides.  Pre-harvest intervals (PHI) of peanut herbicides with POST activity on annual morningglory are as follows: Cadre = 90 days; Cobra = 45 days; Ultra…
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America’s Farmers Grow Communities by Monsanto

Farmer enrollment for America’s Farmers Grow Communities is now open! Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, this program offers farmers the chance to direct $2,500 donations to rural nonprofit organizations of their choice, like Bulloch 4-H.  Since 2010, more than 7,000 organizations across rural America have received Grow Communities donations. To…
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Pond Management Workshop

The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a pond management workshop on September 3 at 6:00pm at the Bulloch County Center for Ag.  This workshop will provide information on properly managing ponds and regulations relating to the renovation or construction of ponds. A meal will be provided. …
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Blessing of the Harvest

You are invited to the Blessing of the Harvest Bulloch County Center for Agriculture 151 Langston Chapel Road Statesboro, GA 30458 Friday, August 7, 2015 7:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.   If you have any questions please contact Todd Faircloth thfaircloth@gfb.com or Roxanne Kibler roxannekibler@statesboro-chamber.org
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