Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Crop Profit/Loss Outlook for 2014

I have been hearing a lot of people asking the routine question, “What do I plant next year.” It seems for the past several years, one commodity would stand out. Whether it was $7.00 corn or $1.25 cotton. However, I do not see a single commodity standing front and center….
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Perilla Mint in Hayfields and Pastures

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the stem fly maggot infesting our hay and pasture lands. This week, I have a new weed pest that I need to address, Perilla Mint. I have not observed any perilla mint in Jenkins County. However, Dr. Dennis Hancock our forage specialist, has…
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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

I received my first call last week on the bermudagrass stem maggot. I have heard about this pest in extreme southeast Georgia, but this is the first time I have witnessed the damage in Jenkins County. Why is this important? This is important because we have many bermuda hayfields and pasture in our…
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Cotton Progress

The cotton crop has shown signs of life the past two weeks. The older cotton fields that I have visited are doing the best. However, any cotton planted after June 1st has a long way to go. Many people have asked for advice on how to handle this situation. This…
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Farming with Saturated Soils

The month of June and first part of July have been one of the wettest on record. According to the Midville Weather Station, 18.79” of rain has fallen so far. The rivers are overflowing and creeks have water in them that were filled up for the first time in years….
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