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Cotton Defoliation

Before we know it, it will be time to defoliate cotton. I attended a defoliation meeting Wednesday where Jared Whitaker, UGA cotton agronomist, spoke about different methods and chemicals used for defoliation. Some methods to determine when to defoliate include looking to see if 60 to 70% of bolls are…
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Unique Find in Soybean Field

A citizen mentioned to us about how she was having a bad snail problem in her subdivision and how it was only the houses bordering a soybean field. So we went and visited the field and there were snails on the plants. On one leaf we found 3 snails. They…
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Peanut Maturity Testing

It won’t be long before peanut harvesting will begin. Our office will be providing peanut hull scraping for any peanut grower. When bringing in a sample, we prefer vines to be brought in along with the peanuts so we can check the health of the vines.  When picking samples, take…
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Citrus Rust Mites

If you don’t know already, Lowndes County Extension has 2 research trials dealing with satsumas. There are also numerous growers in the county and surrounding counties that have satsumas. Jake Price coordinates and oversees the research trials. A pest to be looking for is the citrus rust mite. Below are…
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Hog Show Ear Tags Are In

It’s that time of the year for exhibitors to get their hogs for the Lowndes Area Market Hog Show. Tagging deadline for Lowndes County 4-H is September 14th. The show will be held November 1st at 5PM with the sale being November 2nd at 7PM.  If you do not have a…
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Vegetable Fumigant Testing

Fall vegetable production is underway. I have seen some growers already setting out plants.We have been around the county this week checking fumigant levels.  If you would like your fields checked, give your local extension agent a call.
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Scouting Update

Cotton: Stink bugs are the main pest to be scouting for right now. Also be looking out for spider mites and whiteflies. These insects are important when deciding on an insecticide to spray. A good phone app to help with insecticide choice is the GA Cotton Insect Advisor App. Bacterial…
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Time to Sample Pecan Foliage

Now is the time to collect and send off pecan leaves for nutrient analysis. It is recommended to collect the samples from July 7th to August 7th. Below are the instructions on how to sample from the UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories. While you are in the field, it may…
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Egg Candling Class

Georgia Department of Agriculture and Lowndes County Extension will be offering an egg candling class at the Lowndes County Extension Office on July 27, 2016.  The class will be held from 10 am to 3 pm. In the morning, there will be classroom instruction and a written exam. There will…
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HERD Field Day

There will be a HERD(Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development) Field Day on August 31st in Berrien County at the Alapaha Station. See attached flyer for more information. HERD Field Day Flyer
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