Burke – Jenkins Ag News

2015 Georgia Pest Management Handbook Update

Quite a few growers purchase the commercial version of the Georgia Pest Management Handbook each year. Our Extension Forest Resources specialist, Dr. David Moorehead sent us an update to two sections this morning. The revisions are for the Forest Herbicide & Invasive Plant Control in Forest sections.  Changes in format…
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Sugar Cane Aphids in Grain Sorghum

We are seeing sugar cane aphids in sorghum in our area. A number of growers have been scouting and discussing with me treatment strategies. Below are some thoughts from Dr. David Buntin, UGA Entomologist, about sugar cane management in grain sorghum. Several threshold levels are being used in the Delta…
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Cotton Scout Schools

The Burke County Extension Office is offering a Cotton Scout School on June 16, at the Midville Research Center. This is an excellent opportunity for potential or current cotton scouts to learn the necessary scouting procedures. Please see the flyer below.
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Fertigation/Chemigation Cost Share Application

The Central Savannah River Resource Conservation and Development Council is offering a rebate program for fertigation/chemigation equipment. For additional information, contact Grace Walker at the RC&D Office. Her contact information is at the bottom of the second page of the application.
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Prostko/Culpepper Weed Update

The following is some timely information from Dr. Eric Prostko and Dr. Stanley Culpepper. It is hard to believe that it is time to get our weed management plan into action. The herbicide activity relative to time of day is very interesting.     Halex GT + Atrazine Tank-Mixtures (Prostko)…
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Jefferson County Ag Day

The Jefferson County Extension Office is hosting an Ag and Safety Day on April 11 from 10:00-2:00 at Producers Peanut. There will be live music, cow patty bingo, tractor/equipment safety demos. Participants will also learn how to make ice cream, flour, shell corn and milk a cow! Come one and…
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