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Jeremy Kichler

  • Postemerge Herbicide Options for Cotton!!

    Cotton planting is well under way in Colquitt County and overlapping residual herbicides is key to manage glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth.  Palmer present at harvest often emerge within 17 d of planting, hence timeliness of POST 1 herbicides is critical. Palmer amaranth usually breaks through PRE herbicides between 13 and 17 day after application and…

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  • Think About Hay Storage!!

    Below is an article about Hay Storage, by Jeremy Kichler, Colquitt County Extension agent, that was used in the March 2016 UGA Forage Team Newsletter. Hay is a big expense for cattle operations and keeping the expense down requires hay to be stored efficiently and cost effectively. A lot of hay harvested in Georgia is…

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  • Deidre Harmon, PhD Student, The University of Georgia. Lawton Stewart, Extension Beef Specialist, The University of Georgia. What is grass tetany and why is magnesium important? Grass tetany, also known as grass staggers, magnesium (Mg) tetany, hypomagnesemia, and wheat pasture poisoning, is a nutritional disorder caused by either 1) an inadequate amount of dietary Mg,…

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  • Winter Annual Forage Fertilization Strategies  

    Below are a few words from Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Specialist, about the fertilization strategies for winter annual forages. Yet again, the weather is making farming a high stakes game of chance. We had a very wet end to the summer growing season (in most areas) and this resulted in the leaching out of almost…

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  • 2016 Corn Short Course & Annual Meeting – Feb 2nd

    Date: February 2, 2016 Location: UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center HOW TO REGISTER: By Mail or Online. Mail your completed registration form with payment to Conference Office, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793-5766. Make checks payable to UGA TCCC/Corn. You may also register on-line at www.ugatiftonconference.org – click on registration…

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  • Every year the UGA Ag Economics Department updates row crop production budgets.  Excel spreadsheet budgets for corn, peanut, grain sorghum, and soybean are available for use.  Each commodity has an irrigated and dryland budget.  If you are interested in the 2016 row crop budgets go to the link below.  Also, the Jan 2016 version of…

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  • Updated Crop Comparison Tool for 2016

    The University of Georgia Extension Ag Economics Department has released an updated Crop Comparison Tool for 2016.  This spreadsheet includes cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum in both irrigated and non-irrigated situations.  Growers can also compare the cost difference between conventional and strip till production systems and also compare returns above variable costs…

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  • Below are a few words from Lenny Wells site selection and air flow in pecan production. One of the most often over-looked factors I see regarding production problems in pecan is a consideration of the site where the orchard was planted. Not long ago, I spoke with a grower who had been on a very good fungicide program.…

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  • Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease

    Below is good information from Dr. Nancy Hinkle, UGA Entomology,  about kissing bugs and Chagas Disease. Kissing bugs have been in Georgia for millions of years. They, and their relatives such as leaf-footed bugs and wheel bugs, are common. Kissing bugs are not deadly and most of them are not infected with the parasite that…

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  • Cotton Marketing News 11-30-15

    Below is a link to the Cotton Marketing News for 11-30-15. cmn11302015

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