Burke County Ag News

First Look at Farm Bill

UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Extension Economist, Yangxuan Liu* and Adam Rabinowitz, have created a factsheet pertaining to the 2018 Farm Bill.  You can find the information at the link below: Farm Bill AGECON1810 (002)  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the Burke…
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2019 Production Meeting Schedule

It is that time of  year again – we are gearing up for the 2019 Production Season. Below are meetings scheduled for 2019: January 9, 2019 – Peanut Production – Burke Co. Office Park – Noon January 29, 2019 – Row Crop Disease – Burke Co. Office Park – Noon…
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Management Strategies for Poor-Quality Forages

This year has been a challenging year to make hay. According to UGA Extension Forage Crop Specialist, Dr. Dennis Hancock and UGA Feed and Environmental Water Lab statistics, there is tremendous variability in the 2018 hay crop. It is almost always economical to test your hay, and It is important…
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Seed Cotton Program Coverage Elections

There has been some discussion of changing coverage elections for the Seed Cotton Program. We participated in gathering some information for our UGA Extension Cotton Economist to help put together a factsheet that compares between the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for this year after Hurricane…
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Mrs. Louise is Retiring

Mrs. Louise McClain has been the heart of Burke County’s Extension Office for 30+ years.  We certainly do appreciate everything she does for each of us and the welcoming smile that greets you as you walk in the door.  Please join us as we celebrate her career here with Burke…
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Nematode Resistant Cotton Variety Evaluation

Root-Knot Nematodes have become a major pest in cotton and cause more economic damage to Georgia crops than any other species of nematode.  Historically, cotton varieties with resistance to root-knot nematodes did not produce competitive yields.   According to UGA Cooperative Extension Plant Pathologies, Dr. Bob Kemerait, with cotton, if you plant resistant…
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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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