Dooly County Extension

Wheat Foliar Disease Update

Just a quick update on wheat leaf rust: leaf rust was observed on an early-planted, highly susceptible variety in the UGA CAES Southwest Georgia Research and Education Center in Plains GA on April 2. There are no indications or reports of wheat leaf rust in other areas of GA. However,…
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Preplant Burndown Options for Peanut

Since we’re facing another rainy day in Dooly County, we thought it best to go ahead and address a few things that will be coming down the pike over the next few weeks. This is what Dr. Eric Prostko has to say about preplant burndown options in peanuts-   1)    Primary…
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Peanut Inoculant Considerations

Inoculant Considerations (R. Scott Tubbs) It’s  been a cool and wet winter, and we’re coming out of what was the wettest year  on record in many locations.  This would  be a good time to refresh your memories on peanut inoculant applications. Because  of the conditions mentioned above, the rate of…
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Tissue sampling for Corn production

Corn planting is underway so now is a good time to start thinking about tissue sampling. Plant tissue sampling should be used in tandem with soil sampling to determine: (1) Whether essential elements are present in low, adequate or excessive amounts in the plant and; (2) Whether the proper ratio…
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Continued Farm Bill Updates

One of the most pressing issues this growing season is the implementation of the 2014 Farm bill. Although we have already had our Dooly County Farm bill educational meeting, there will be several more opportunities to get information from UGA extension about how this new legislation will affect producers and…
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