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I serve as the Agriculture and Natural Resource County Extension Agent for Laurens County.

2020 Crop Budgets are Available

The 2020 Crop Budgets have been posted online. The Crop Comparison Tool has also been posted online. You can find them at this link. Contact me if you have any questions.
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Time to Scout Soybeans for Caterpillars

I have received several calls about caterpillars in soybean fields.  Scout fields soybean fields using a sweep net or ground/drop cloth.  If you don’t have either, you can order them online.  To know when to spray, I have attached the current UGA Extension thresholds for insects that cause damage in…
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UGA Cotton Team Newsletter for August 2019

The August 2019 UGA Cotton Team Newsletter contains articles on Scout and Use Thresholds (Phillip Roberts), Irrigating Cotton Through Bloom (Wes Porter), Be Timely at Harvest (Mark Freeman) and August is an Important Month for Diseases and Nematodes (Bob Kemerait). Newsletter UGA Cotton Team August 2019
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USDA Trade Assistance Programs: 2019 Impacts on Georgia Producers

Last week the USDA announced the 2019 trade assistance payment rates for the Market Facilitation Program.  The attached publication contains the following helpful information: Details of the county based payment rate and potential maximum payments by county for non-specialty crops.  Most notably for Georgia this includes producers of cotton, peanuts,…
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Vidalia Onion Production Meeting

The agenda has been set for the annual Vidalia Onion Production Meeting. Please join us on Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center. We will have lunch, sponsored by AgSouth, and some very timely updates for onion growers and the industry. onion-production-meeting-flyer-draft
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2019 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

The 2019 Corn Silage and Forage Field Day will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on June 20, 2019. There is NO charge for the field day but you are asked to pre-register online to get a ballpark figure for refreshments and lunch. Additional information can be…
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UGA Cotton Team Newsletter for May 2019

The May 2019 UGA Cotton Team Newsletter contains articles on Crop Progress and Assessing Plant Stands for Replanting, Herbicides and Dusting in Cotton Can Be a Mighty Challenge, Palmer Amaranth Influences Tarnished Plant Bug Infestations in Cotton, Thrips Foliar Sprays and Managing Nematodes in Your Cotton Crop: What You Do…
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