Burke County Ag News

GENERIC BASE DISCUSSION

We have had many of you discuss the issues associated with the conversion of generic base.  There are basically two options that a grower can chose from.  You need to make this decision on a farm-by-farm basis.  What makes sense on one farm may not necessarily make sense on the next. …
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PEANUT MATURITY

It is that time of year again. Time for fall festivals, football games, pumpkin patches, and it is time to harvest our row crops!  This year producers have faced dry climates, extreme periods of wet weather, late plantings, and setbacks in insect and disease management.  Corn harvest is underway and, across…
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SILVERLEAF WHITEFLY

Silverleaf Whitefly adults have been observed in low numbers across Burke County.  From what we have seen, immature whitefly levels have not reached threshold and therefore no treatment is necessary at this point.  Historically, we understand we do not typically treat for whiteflies in Burke County.  However, it is important to be…
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SOUTHERN CORN RUST CONFIRMED

After taking a look under the microscope with one of Burke County’s growers, and discussing with Dr. Kemerait – we have confirmed that Southern Rust is in Burke County. Again, Southern Corn Rust pustules appear primarily on the top side of the leaf!  They are round and more dense than Common Rust….
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CORN DISEASE UPDATE

Southern Corn Rust has been found in Georgia!  According to Dr. Kemerait, and Dr. Noland, Southern Corn Rust has been spotted in Mitchell and Tift County. Southern Corn Rust infects the leaves making the plant incapable of producing sugars through photosynthesis, which reduces yield potential.  It will also drain the stalks of strength…
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SOIL MOISTURE IN COVER CROPS

UGA Extension Agricultural Water Efficiency Team has partnered with Trellis to conduct a soil moisture and irrigation program – the goal for this project is to help local growers learn ways to conserve water and apply water more effectively as well as efficiently. Last year Burke County Participated in the…
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KNOW YOUR STINK BUGS

Over the last week, Redbanded Stink Bugs have been reported in soybeans across the state.  On June 19th multiple Redbanded Stink Bugs were observed during Scout School hosted at the Southeastern Research and Education Center in Midville.  According to UGA Entomologist, Dr. Phillip Roberts, Redbanded Stink Bugs cause more damage than…
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