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Cook Extension Ag Updates – 1/18/19

Upcoming UGA Extension Ag Meetings/Events

2019 Corn Short Course. Jan 24 in Tifton. REGISTER

Cook Co Cotton Production Meeting – Friday, Feb 1 at 12 Noon. Adel, GA

Cook Co Weed Control Meeting – Wed, Feb 20 at 8 AM. Adel, GA

Cook Co Watermelon Production Meeting – Thurs, Feb 21 at 12 Noon. – Lenox, GA (Blue Room)

Cook Co Pecan Production Update – Thurs, Feb 28 at 12 Noon. Adel, GA

GA Forestry Commission Announces Debris Management Program to Include Pecan Orchards – Lenny Wells

This is the best news I have heard for Georgia pecan growers since the Hurricane in October. On November 18, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law HB 1EX, which provides emergency disaster relief assistance for cleanup efforts for timberland  and pecan orchard land in the 28 counties included in the Hurricane Michael Disaster Area. The cost of debris management will be shared at a rate of 80 percent FDMP and 20 percent landowner with maximum payment limitations possible. Applications will be accepted by GFC from January 14, 2019 through February 11, 2019. Landowners may apply for funds retroactively. Approved applications will be notified in writing beginning February 25, 2019.

Contact your local Georgia Forestry Commission office or click on link below for details

Forest Debris Management Program

Cook County Carrot Trial

Here are some images from this trial.  We’ll harvest and compile data this spring.


Mosquito Fern

Never seen this till the other day.  It was a new one on me.  Its taking over a local pond.  Here is more information on this one in this UGA Publication “Native Plants for Georgia Part II: Ferns“.

HERE is information on its management.