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  • Students at Metter Elementary and Metter Middle School celebrated National Agriculture Week on Friday, March 24 at an Ag Day hosted by Candler County UGA Extension and MES and MMS Agriculture Teachers. Throughout the day, classes of students visited with exhibitors to learn more about agriculture in Georgia and locally in Candler County. 1,584 students…

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  • The Using Pesticides Wisely training for Candler and Evans Counties will be offered on March 14, 2023 in Statesboro at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Dr, Statesboro, GA 30458. This is located on the Georgia Southern campus. This training is mandatory for all applicators to apply dicamba herbicides over the top of row crops.…

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  • Two local cotton plots were planted in the 2022 crop season. The Candler-Evans County ANR Agent Ross Greene cooperated with Bird Farms of Metter, GA and Gray Rogers Farm of Claxton, GA to plant two dryland cotton plots in fields that were considered to be sandy soils. The objective of these cotton trials is to…

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  • Go ahead and spray your lawn now or you might be sorry when it warms up. Lawn burweed is an awful weed to have in your lawn around the end of April. These are the ones that make thousands of little stickers that are very painful. By making a herbicide application now you can save…

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  • The Candler-Evans peanut production meeting is coming up this Friday January 27, 2023 at the Metter Recreation Department. The meeting will start at 8 am so come join us for breakfast and then we will have presentations from our specialist afterwards. Please RSVP so that we can make sure we have plenty of food for…

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  • The 2023 production meetings are right around the corner. Please call the Evans or Candler County office to RSVP if you wish to attend any of these meetings so we can make arrangements for the food. Candler County Office Number – 912-685-2408 Evans County Office Number – 912-739-1292

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  • The Candler County Farm Tour took place last Wednesday November 2, 2022 in Metter, GA. The tour was put together by a collaboration of the the Candler County Extension Office, Candler County Farm Bureau, and the Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce. There were approximately 50 participants in the farm tour this year that were comprised of…

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  • A corn variety trial was planted in Evans County by Stephen Bell with the help of Candler/Evans County ANR Agent Ross Greene on April 13, 2022. The variety trial was located at Bell Farms off of HWY 169 just south of Bellville, GA . The trial consisted of ten different corn varieties from different seed…

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  • I had heard a few reports of some armyworms around, and so I went to check a few hay fields and found some. They were for the most part extremely small, but a few large ones scattered here and there. The populations I found were in the 1-2 worms per square foot range so nothing…

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  • The Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center is hosting an onion variety review meeting with results from the Vidalia Onion Variety Trial. The purpose of this meeting is to give growers the information they need from the Variety Trial before they place their seed orders for the upcoming crop year. The meeting will be held…

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