Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Cotton Nematode Management

Many growers have noticed large problem spots or streaks in their cotton fields. The plants start turning yellow, bronze, brown, and start to shed their leaves. This problem is usually  two issues, some type of leaf spot disease or nematodes. In some situations, it is both. Let’s discuss nematodes. Nematodes damage cotton…
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Silage Cutting

While many of us have been thinking about combining corn for grain, it was silage cutting time out at John B. Gay’s farm last week. Silage production is more complicated than people realize. A farmer must know the proper growth stage of the plant to begin harvest, the length of the biomass must be correct…
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Hay Bale Weight Estimation

We have a lot of producers who buy/sell hay, do custom hay work based on the number of bales produced, or trade bales of hay for other goods and services. It is important for everyone involved to know the given weight of a hay bale. Knowing the proper weight can…
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Cotton Disease Update

Target Spot (Corynespora) in cotton is beginning to show up. The recent dry weather and sunshine has helped stave off this disease so far. However, at the time of this writing, most of the county has received 1 inch or better of rainfall in the past 24 hours. The five day forecast is also…
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Black Aphids in Pecans

Aphid pressure has increased substantially the past two weeks in commercial pecan production. While yellow aphids decrease photosynthesis of the leaf and create a mess with “honey dew” production, black aphids will defoliate an orchard in a matter of days. The management of black aphids begins early in the season…
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Cotton Marketing News

The main concern for cotton producers is the recent plunge in lint prices. There are many reasons why we are seeing this drop: increase in U.S. production, very little increase in demand, and a reduction in Chinese imports. It is very seldom that prices drop this much in such a…
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Midville Field Day

  The Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center (Midville) annual field day will be this Wednesday, August 13. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m with the tours starting at 9:30. Commercial and Private pesticide credits (2 hours) will be awarded. This is an excellent time to view the many different…
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