Houston County Ag and Horticulture News

AUXIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: GEORGIA 2019

AUXIN TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: GEORGIA 2019 NOTICE! U.S. EPA-Industry mandated label changes to dicamba products Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax are now effective for the 2019 growing season. Engenia, FeXapan, XtendiMax 1. As mandated by federal labels, one must hold a private or commercial pesticide applicator license to purchase and use these…
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2019 Middle Georgia Production Meeting Schedule

2019 Middle Georgia Production Meeting Schedule:   Cotton: When:  Tuesday, January 15th Where:  Houston County Extension Office – 801 Main St. Perry GA Time: 8:00 AM Registration Deadline:  Friday, January 11 Speakers: Dr. Jared Whitaker, Dr. Amanda Smith Topics:  Cotton Varieties, agronomics, futures and economics of Cotton   Weed Control:…
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Pecan Growers Must Adapt to An Evolving Pecan Industry

By Dr. Lenny Wells This has been a year for a lot of sobering thought for Georgia pecan growers. We’ve had to deal with a lot. Trade wars, scab pressure, catastrophic storms, and perhaps most frustrating of all, depressed prices in the wake of losing half the state’s pecan crop….
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Changes are in Store for Dicamba Users

The following label changes were made to ensure that these products can continue to be used effectively while addressing potential concerns to surrounding crops and plants:  Dicamba registration decisions for 2019-2020 growing season Two-year registration (until December 20, 2020). Only certified applicators may apply dicamba over the top (anyone applying…
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Georgia Ag Forecast Locations

Ag Forecast is an annual seminar that shares the latest research and information from UGA faculty to help Georgia farmers and agribusinesses. To register for the event, see http://agforecast.caes.uga.edu.   Tuesday, January 22, Macon, Georgia Farm Bureau Building Wednesday, January 23, Carrollton, Carroll County Ag Center Friday, January 25, Watkinsville,…
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2019 Production Meeting Schedule

Check out the like below to see the 2019 Production Meeting Schedule. A meal and pesticide re-certification credits are provided at each meeting. Please RSVP with our office at 478-987-2028 or uge2153a@uga.edu. 2019 Production Meeting Schedule
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Toy and Can Drive

Central Georgia Cattlemen and Houston County Extension are collecting new, unwrapped toys for Kids Yule Love and non-perishable food items for Middle Georgia Food Bank. The donation boxes are located at the Houston County Extension Office. We will be collecting donations until December 14th. If you would like to donate…
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Pecan: Where Do We Go From Here?

By: Dr. Lenny Wells I’ve had a lot of questions recently about the long-term effects of the Hurricane on our pecan trees and the pecan crops we can expect in the next few years. Until recently our state has not had to endure the after-effects of a direct hit by…
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