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  • Dec 9, 2021 | Written by Pam Knox The latest ENSO discussion was released by NOAA today. It shows that La Nina is still expected to continue through the winter and that it is likely to transition to ENSO-neutral conditions sometime in the spring. You can read the discussion at https://iri.columbia.edu/our-expertise/climate/forecasts/enso/current/?enso_tab=enso-cpc_update. I will add that it is quite rare…

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  • Peanut Hull Scrape Clinics are starting September 1!!! We will be starting peanut hull scrape clinics at the Colquitt County Extension office starting September 1. If you want more information please go HERE. UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day – The University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will host a research field…

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  • Pam Knox discusses the fall weather outlook below. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released their latest monthly and seasonal outlooks today. They show no strong signal in temperature in September but a tilt towards wetter than normal conditions in the northern parts of the region. For the fall months of September through November, all of the…

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  • Tri-State Climate Meeting

    The Tri-State Climate Meeting has moved to a virtual format. If you are interested, please plan to join the virtual meeting on Aug 27, 2021 beginning at 9am. Below is the agenda and other pertinent info about this meeting. If you have any questions please contact your local county Extension agent.

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  • Rain, rain , rain.. The table below shows the rainfall totals at the Sunbelt Ag Expo recorded by the UGA Weather Station from July 1 to July 22. This location has accumulated 11.27 inches of rainfall and it has rained 16 out of the last 22 days. Rain Delays and Weed Control (Prostko) Recent rains…

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  • Corn: Southern Rust has been reported in Coffee and Colquitt Counties this week. Area corn ranges from pre tassel to post pollination stage of development. Which growers are at highest risk? According to Bob Kemerait, because the rust (which was well established in the field) was found in Coffee County, I would say any corn…

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  • This year’s El Nino is particularly weird according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Typically, El Nino starts around late December, but this time around it did not start until about March. Because of that, subtropical jet streams have shifted over Texas and Oklahoma during their planting season, causing those area to receive an…

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