Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Do I Plant the Georgia O9-B Peanut for the Contract Premium?

Assuming the $475 per ton contract is still being offered for high oleic peanuts, many growers have been wondering if this is worth it. Many factors come into play: yield, grade, and seed cost. Dr. Scott Tubbs and Dr. Nathan Smith wrote an article in February’s  “Peanut Pointers”, that addresses this issue….
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2014 Georgia Ag Forecast

The Georgia Ag Forecast is an annual meeting that provides market forecasts to producers and others interested in agriculture production. During the meeting, UGA Ag Economists will cover each individual commodity and give an update on where supply and demanded are headed. In addition to market forecasts, this year’s meeting will focus on “Farm Succession Planning.”…
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Georgia Cotton Commission’s 7th Annual Meeting Agenda and Cotton Workshop

The annual meeting of the Georgia Cotton Commission’s meeting  and the UGA Cotton Production Workshop is this Wednesday. The agenda is below. It is still not too late to attend! RE-REGISTER: www.ugatiftonconference.org                                                                                                                                                                               1/10/14 Or call:  229.386.3416   Georgia Cotton Commission’s 7th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop January 22,…
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Magnolia Springs

I was at Magnolia Springs State Park the other afternoon. As I walked toward the spring, I noticed something did not look right. The water level around the spring had dropped a few feet. An erosion problem near the cement dam had caused the water level to drop. The park…
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Interactive Crop Budget 2014

The budget above is the 2014 Crop Comparison profit/loss analysis. The peanut price is based on what contract prices are expected to be at the start of 2014. Profit margins are going to be tighter in 2014. You will note that diesel and fertilizer prices are down from 2013 levels….
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Crown Rust on Oats

A significant outbreak of Crown Rust has occurred on oats in Florida. According to Dr. Ann Blount, Professor of Forage Breeding and Genetics, this new strain infected and killed most of their research oats at Quincy and Marianna. At this time, all Southeastern oats appear to be susceptible to Crown…
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UGA On Farm Cotton Variety Performance Evaluation Program

As we enter another cotton season, variety selection is one of the most important decisions a grower can make. Each variety contains a genetic road map that will determine its adaptability to certain growing conditions, plant height, and seedling emergence; when combined, all of these will determine yield. According to Guy…
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