Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Cotton Irrigation Management

Many areas in the county are suffering from severe dry weather, while other areas are enjoying decent rainfall. If you have the ability to water cotton, your irrigation investment will now pay off. Many growers either water too much or water too little. The 64 million dollar question that growers…
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Cotton Aphid Management

It is that time of year when cotton aphids start making their presence known.  I have noticed several plants in isolated areas that are suffering from aphids. This is an insect pest we deal with every year, with this year being no different. We usually see very high populations towards…
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4-H Camp

With the onset of summer, comes 4-H Camp at Rock Eagle. I am currently at state 4-H Council this weekend and will be again traveling to Rock Eagle next week for camp. This is always an excellent time for 4-H’ers to enjoy their “vacation” with other kids from around the…
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Farm Bill Program Timeline

The farm bill is back in the news again! USDA has recently announced a timeline for program implementation. This timeline contains dates that are very important to owner/operators of farm businesses. Dr. Nathan Smith and Dr. Don Shurley recently shared some very comments on this subject: USDA recently announced a…
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Plant Growth Regulator Management

As farmers begin to side dress their cotton with nitrogen, it won’t be long before plant growth regulators will be going out. Just as a refresher, plant growth regulators (PGRs) are Gibberellins or gibberellic acid that promote cell wall loosening, expansion, and division. This inhibition results in smaller cells with…
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Peanut Weed Control Programs Without Valor-2014

Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Peanut Weed Specialist, has released his preliminary results from one of his 2014 peanut weed control plots. I have fielded many calls from growers asking about the possible weed control difference between Dual Magnum and Warrant. You can read Dr. Prostko’s excerpt on this issue: Someone once…
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Peanut and Corn Disease Update

Southern corn rust (SCR) is the major concern in corn production. SCR has shown up a lot earlier this year than in previous  seasons. SCR can and will cause major yield loss if left unchecked. SCR has been confirmed in Jenkins, Burke and Jefferson Counties. Even if you have already applied…
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