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Fertilization Requirements of Young Pecan Trees

  This is some good, timely information from our Pecan specialist Lenny Wells. Most soils on which new pecan orchards are established here in Georgia are old row crop fields or cleared pine land. In the case of row crop fields, soil levels of P and K may be in…
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4H Camp at Tybee Island June 1-5

Dooly County has a few spaces available for 4-H Summer Camp for 4th,  5th and 6th grade 4-H’ers. This year we will be camping at Camp Burton on Tybee Island, GA from June 1-June 5. Virtually anyone can attend camp at Camp Burton. For some 4-H’ers, summer camp is their only involvement…
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Feral Swine Update – H.B. 475

Click on the picture to view video.   House Bill 475 wants to take care of wild hog problem. They’re ravaging crops, and they’re chomping into farmers’ wallets too. Fiesty feral hogs are causing millions of dollars in damage to farms across the state. “They got in there and tore…
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2015 Feral Swine Survey – Press Release

I received the following this morning. Keep in mind, these surveys were sent out randomly and not everyone will receive one. If you do, however, PLEASE take the time to fill it out and send it back in. PRESS RELEASE 2015 Georgia Feral Swine survey. The UGA Warnell School of…
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Renovating Abandoned Pecan Orchards – Lenny Wells

One question that I encounter quite often is “Can an old abandoned pecan orchard be brought back into production?”. The answer to this question is “absolutely”—and it may not take as long as you think. It will ; however, require a little work and money. The first thing I always…
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2015 Pecan Production

We are beginning to get some calls concerning the upcoming Pecan production year. While we are not hosting a Pecan meeting in Dooly County this year, there are several in neighboring counties that you will be welcome to attend. They are scheduled as follows: Feb. 3         Peach County Feb. 10      …
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Pecan Growers – Managing Ambrosia Beetles

UGA Extension Entomologist Will Hudson  offers the following advice for managing ambrosia beetles: Most Georgia pecan growers with newly planted trees suffered at least some damage from ambrosia beetles last year.  I don’t know if this year will be as bad, since we hadn’t seen that level of beetle activity…
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2015 Production Meetings and Training Opportunities

Below are a listing of upcoming trainings and production meetings. Please contact the Dooly County Extension Office if you have any questions.  Dooly Co. Production Meetings DATE                                                                                        LOCATION Jan 21    5:00 pm Supper     Peanut Production Meeting                 Marise Restaurant Feb 09    8 am Breakfast       Cotton Production Meeting      …
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2015 UGA Wheat Production Guide Now Available

The updated Wheat production guide is now available online here. Per Dr. Culpepper – Rye grass control applications need to be made within one week of Christmas AT THE LATEST in order to provide adequate control. If rye grass is not controlled by then, it will remain a persistent problem…
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