• From Dr. Brenda Ortiz, Precision Ag Extension Specialist at Auburn University: “A group of Extension Specialists and agents from Auburn/ACES and University of Georgia along with representatives from the private industry  decided to join efforts in sharing information, on-farm trial results, and experiences on the use of Precision Ag technologies to support crop management. The […]

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  • From Pam Knox, UGA Ag Climatologist: “The latest forecast for Thursday April 23 has increased the chances of severe weather to now include most of Georgia in the enhanced category. There are likely to be at least two rounds of severe weather. The first will be from a line that moves through the state from […]

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  • Morning all, Other then scouting our watermelons, which are running well but with some Fusarium wilt popping up and a bit beat up from the rains, I started looking at some of our first peanuts yesterday to be planted in Crisp. These early planted peanuts (pictured below) have started cracking through the heavy moist soil. […]

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  • From Dr. Bob Kemerait: “We have had significant rain in Tifton over the past 24 hours; I know many you probably received even more than we did. A few notes for you today: 1.  Asian soybean rust is now confirmed on kudzu in Seminole and Lowndes Counties. Weather like we are having now (and more […]

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  • Unfortunately, the Annual Farmer’s Appreciation Dinner which was scheduled through the Crisp Co Chamber of Commerce to occur tonight (March 5th, 2020) is postponed. Secondary invites will go out to farm families with a new date for the Dinner once it is decided. “We hate to postpone the event but feel it is the bestdecision […]

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  • By: Becky Griffin, UGA Community & School Garden Coordinator February is tree and shrub planting time in Georgia with Arbor Day on Friday, February 21st.  Planting trees and shrubs this early in the spring allows the plants to develop healthy root systems to help the plant handle our summer heat and drought.   There are […]

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  • At the time of writing, rain is falling consistently for the first time in weeks. With slower rainfall, the extended duration of this event, than say a summer afternoon soaker more water will infiltrate our soils….less run off. So much could be said about this rain. Depending on its duration and intensity the next few […]

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  • Yesterday saw great information being shared among producers, crop insurance agents, FSA- and UGA- representatives at the joint producer meeting in Tifton. The conversations were civil though some frustrations remained about the delay in ECP payments as well as the intricacies of payment for pecan yeild loss & damage under WHIP/WHIP+. This meeting will be […]

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  • Many farmers, homeowners, legislators, representatives of legislators and UGA faculty + staff have pointed out that our hot and dry conditions are worse than the current Drought Monitor designations. Here’s last weeks map: A new report comes out tomorrow (Oct 10). Please if you feel this doesn’t represents our current situation (or even if you […]

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  • The September Equinox is behind us, we’ve officially stepped into Autumn but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. Unseasonably (whatever that means) dry and hot weather is persisting around the state. At times like these, resources like the Drought Monitor ( can be helpful to stay abreast of our water needs/usage. Drought maps are updated […]

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