Dooly County Extension

Feral Swine Eradication Project

I have been given the opportunity to begin a feral swine research project here in Dooly County. Over the next few months we are hoping to find several sites with EXTREME feral swine damage, determine the best methods for eradication on each site, and remove the nuisance animals, documenting each…
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Wheat Production Meeting

Next Thursday, October 2nd, Dooly County Extension will host a Wheat Production meeting at Marise’s Country Cooking in Vienna. The meeting will begin at 11:45 am and lunch will be provided. Our speaker, Dr. Dewey Lee will be giving us updates on variety selection and crop management. If you have…
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White Sugarcane Aphid Found in Dooly County

As of this morning, we have confirmed White Sugarcane Aphid on sorghum in Dooly County. Below is some information on this pest, and a copy of the section 18 for Transform insecticide.   NEW APHID PEST OF SORGHUM DISCOVERED IN GEORGIA David Buntin, Grain Crop Entomologist A new aphid, the…
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Farm Bill Update

  2014 Farm Bill Update: Acreage History for Base Reallocation Nathan Smith and Don Shurley Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics University of Georgia Under the 2014 Farm Bill, landowners will have a 1-time opportunity to reallocate bases and update payment yields of “covered commodities” on a farm. This includes…
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Peanut Update – Maturity Check

We are currently busy checking this years peanut crop for maturity. As of today, peanuts that were planted April 26 are 135 days old. With the hot, dry weather that we have been experiencing, these fields COULD begin to lose yield. UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist Scott Monfort recommends evaluating all fields…
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Post-harvest Palmer Amaranth Control in Corn

    As the corn harvest is underway, here is some great information from Brooks County Ag agent Stephanie Hollifield on post-harvest weed control. As most of the corn has been harvested, UGA encourages producers to begin establishing a management plan to control Palmer amaranth (pigweed) populations.  As we move into…
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Peanut Insect Update

Entomology (Mark Abney) Three cornered alfalfa hopper, two spotted spider mite, foliage feeding caterpillars, potato leaf hopper, and lesser cornstalk borer…we have some of all of them, and growers across the state have been treating problem fields. It is important to note that caterpillar populations are variable, and not all…
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Update on Stored Grain Protectants

Update on Stored Grain Protectants: I am receiving lots of questions this week on stored grain protectants. Here is a quick update: Grain protectants, insecticides labeled for application to raw grain, are intended to prevent stored grain insect infestations as opposed to treating existing infestations. These products should not be…
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