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2014 Agricultural projects in Dooly County

This is not all we are doing this season, but these are a few of the more prominent projects that we are working on. Cotton Variety Trials – Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a grower can make, as this decision determines the genetic yield potential for…
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Warrant + Valor for Weed Control in Peanut (Prostko)

This is a good article provided by Dr. Prostko –  As I sit in my office watching yet another rain event (April 29), I am wondering why most GA growers seem to have a passion/obsession for using Warrant in every row crop possible.   It must have something to do with…
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2014 Soybean Production Guide

The 2014 Georgia Soybean Production Guides are now available online by clicking here. If you would like a hard copy, please contact the extension office by Wednesday, May 7 to let us know.
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Abundance of Moisture has Adverse Effect on Pecans

Here are a couple of articles by Lenny Wells on the effect that the current abundance of moisture can have on this years’ Pecan crop. All the rain we’ve seen over the last few weeks has left many orchards with trees in standing water.  How might this affect the trees?…
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New Cotton Irrigation app Now Available

A new smartphone app for cotton irrigation is now available at http://smartirrigationapps.org/.  This app, which was developed by University of Georgia and University of Florida researchers, will help producers irrigate their crops based on local conditions using information from the Georgia Weather Network (formerly GAEMN) and the Florida Automated Weather Network…
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Is it Time to Plant Peanuts Yet?

With the warm sunny days we have had over the past week, several growers have asked about planting peanuts once it dries out.  Here are some comments from last week by UGA Agronomist Dr. Scott Tubbs on the topic: Shortly after my March Peanut Pointers article on Soil  Temperature and Peanut Planting, I…
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Corn Production Update

The majority of corn in Dooly County should be between V1 and V3 stage. At this growth stage, there are a few things that we want to focus on. Disease – Fortunately, if your corn is already planted, you are ahead of the game on disease. Corn planted in March…
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Stagonospora Leaf/Glume Blotch

  Late yesterday, Ronnie and I were called to check a wheat field for Stagonospora. Stagonospora Leaf/Glume blotch is a fungal disease that appears as a brown lesion surrounded by a yellow halo on the lower leaves of the plant. Sometimes a black spore-producing structure is visible. Lower leaves are…
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