Lowndes – Echols Ag News

Sunbelt Expo Field Day

By Clint Thompson for CAES News Georgia farmers can learn about agricultural research while interacting with University of Georgia scientists during the annual Sunbelt Field Day in Moultrie, Georgia, on Thursday, July 25. From 8:30 a.m. to noon, UGA agriculture specialists and other industry leaders will present their findings from various crop research…
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Two Weaning Methods

Jason Duggin, PC Southeast Update, July 2019   One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” When it comes to types of calf weaning methods, this phrase could easily be used.  However, my dad tended to tell me this when I was…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Corn:  Southern corn rust is now confirmed in 7 adjoining fields in Baker County.  I don’t think it is a coincidence that we are finding it now; development is following the rain periods of recent weeks.  I expect (stay tuned) to have more identified very soon.  Bottom line:  I think…
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Slippery Algae in Turfgrass

Published on 06/13/19 Rain, overwatering can cause slippery algae to pop up in turfgrass lawns By Clint Waltz for CAES News Recent dry weather encouraged the use, and possible overuse, of irrigation systems. Followed by tropical conditions characterized by heavy rainfall and humidity, there have been reports of a jelly-like substance growing in…
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Sunscalding on Fruits and Vegetables

Published on 06/14/19 High temperatures, few clouds lead to sunscalding concerns for Georgia producers By Clint Thompson for CAES News Even with the welcomed rain Georgia farmers experienced this week, sunscalding on certain fruits and vegetables remains a concern as producers continue with this year’s harvest, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension…
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App Helps Fruit Growers

Published on 06/18/19 App helps fruit growers in Eastern U.S. diagnose disease and insect problems By Denise M Hatcher for CAES News Walking through his peach orchard, a farmer notices something he has not seen before on the leaves of a few trees. He quickly pulls out his cell phone and accesses the…
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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot in Hayfields

By Will Hudson, Lisa Baxter and Dennis Hancock We’ve had a number of calls from growers and agents in the last week or so concerned that they should be spraying for BSM.  Even in south GA, the flies are just now starting to show up.  You may be able to…
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Downy Mildew Disease

Published on 06/04/19 Georgia vegetable growers need to apply fungicides to stay ahead of downy mildew disease. By Clint Thompson for CAES News Georgia vegetable farmers should be on alert as downy mildew disease has been spotted in at least three southern Georgia counties this spring. Additional counties could follow as weather conditions…
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Turf Grass News

Turfgrass Blog: 2019 Edition Clint Waltz, Ph.D. University of Georgia Turfgrass Specialist June 10, 2019   With the recent dry weather encouraging the use, and possible overuse, of irrigation systems then the recent tropical conditions – rainfall and humidity – I have had several pictures and questions about a jelly-like…
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Summer Heat

Published on 05/23/19 Spring season brings summer heat to Georgia By Clint Thompson for CAES News Georgia temperatures are rising, and the weather is only going to get hotter with little rain in the forecast. That’s not good news for Georgia’s cotton producers who are in the middle of planting this year’s crop,…
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