Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Warrant Receives Peanut Label (Prostko)

Warrant recently received both federal (January) and state (February) approvals for use on peanuts in Georgia. Here are a few of my thoughts regarding its potential use in 2014: 1) The current supplemental label only permits PRE and/or EPOST applications (before flowering). 2) Of these 2 timings, I would prefer…
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Peanut Yields and Cobra + 2,4-DB (Prostko)

This is an excellent update on cobra and 2,4-DB from our weed specialist Eric Prostko. It won’t be long before we will have to worry about these issues. (click on image for larger view) Frequently, peanut growers get concerned when they make herbicide applications that “burn” their crop. One of…
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Ice Damaged Pine Trees

 The trees in Jenkins and surrounding counties have experienced extensive damage from the recent ice storm. Even though all species of trees have been damaged, pine trees have suffered the most. During the ice storm, trees were uprooted, decapitated, or suffered major crown loss as branches were broken by the…
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2014 Farm Bill

Here is the latest interpretation from Dr. Nathan Smith and Dr, Don Shurley concerning the recently passed Farm Bill. Take a few minutes and look at each slide. For now, just try to get a basic understanding of what has passed. As soon as I learn more, I will pass…
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Consider Selling Calves Now

Dr. Curt Lacy released an interesting an article on calf marketing: Consider Selling Calves Now Dr Curt Lacy, Extension Economist-Livestock University of Georgia Calf prices are at historical levels, winter grazing is practically non-existent, and many cows are in poor shape. What should cattlemen do? Sell the calves. Since the…
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Injured Oats

I have noticed many fields of oats that are experiencing severe cold injury. Oats are the most susceptible to cold injury of all the small grains. We have had several nights of freezing temperatures for the month of January. We even had 1″+ of snow a week and a half ago….
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