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Scout for Winter Grain Mite

We are dealing with one suspected case of winter grain mites in the state at present. Please be aware that it is likely that this insect pest is working in fields right now. Farms where manure has been applied at high rates are predisposed to having an issue with this. We’ve already…
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Pest Alert- Crown Rust of Oat Confirmed!

The first case of Crown Rust in oats has been identified here in Colquitt County. When deciding if, how, and when to manage the disease, there are a few important points to consider. First, is your crop infected? The disease looks like a typical rust. See images below for illustrations. Second,…
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2013 Forage Budgets

The Fall 2013 Forage Budgets have been posted.  They are available in printed and electronic form.  Links to the different formats are given below. For the Excel budgets you may have to scroll down some to find them. Even though the Excel budgets state they are for Rye, users can substitute other…
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Stored Grain Protectants

Below is an update on stored grain protectants from Extension Entomologist Dr. Mike Toews… Based on my call volume this week, it is evident that we have a problem with grain protectant availability for the 2013 corn crop.  I’ve visited with representatives from each company about these issues and will try…
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UGA Small Grains Yield Test Results and Recomendations

The Georgia 2012-2013 Small Grain Performance Tests annual publication (AP100-5) is now available on the Variety Testing web site. Below is a summary of recommended varieties for 2013. For more information on planting dates, variety characteristics, pest control and other topics follow the link where you can view the full…
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