Lowndes – Echols Ag News

Row Crop Weed Production Meeting

We will be having our last production meeting on March 8th at noon. Dr. Eric Prostko, extension weed specialist, will be speaking about row crop weed control. Please call the office to RSVP.

Cotton Production Meeting Tomorrow

We will be having our Cotton Production meeting tomorrow night at 6 with Dr. Whitaker, cotton agronomist and Dr. Roberts, cotton entomologist. We will also be offering a Pesticide One on One Training. This will benefit applicators who will be spraying the new technology. The presentation will be short and anyone attending can earn an extra pesticide credit for the meeting. Please call the office if you have any questions at 229-333-5185.

Small Ruminant Animal Production Clinic

Brooks County Extension will be hosting a small ruminant animal production clinic on March 4th. The meeting will start at the Brooks County Ag Building for lunch then proceed to a local farm for onsite training. Please call the Brooks County Extension Office if interested. Below is the flyer.

Organic Vegetable Fertility and Weed Management Class

Dr. Tim Coolong will be coming down to teach a class for those who currently or interested in Small Organic Farming or Urban Gardening on February 23rd from 10:30-11:45. He will be talking about vegetable fertility and weed management. The information is below. If you have any questions, please contact Josh Dawson, Fort Valley Extension Agent.


If you are a brassica grower, retailer or have brassica in a greenhouse, I highly encourage you to go to a diamondback moth update that is being held in Moultrie on February 23rd. Below is the schedule. Please RSVP to either of the numbers given so they can have a head count.

Colquitt County Extension Office

350 Veterans Parkway North

Moultrie, GA 31788

9:30 AM 10:00 AM Registration and Refreshments

10:00 AM 10:10 AM Welcome and Opening Comments

Jenna Brock, UGA Extension ANR Agent

Donna McMikle, DuPont

10:10 AM – 11:00 AM Diamondback Moth Control Update

Dr David Riley, UGA Vegetable Research Entomologist

Dr Stormy Sparks, UGA Vegetable Extension Entomologist

11:00 AM 11:10 AM BREAK / DRAWING

Jenna Brock, UGA Extension ANR Agent

Donna McMikle, DuPont

11:10 AM Noon DuPont Best Management Practices for Controlling DBM

Jeff Meredith, DuPont Product Dev Mgr

Stanley Royal, DuPont Dev Rep

NOON Closing Remarks

Jeff Meredith


Jenna and Donna




JENNA BROCK (229) 921-1992 jkickli2@uga.edu

DONNA MCMIKLE (229) 881- 1171 donna.h.mcmikle@dupont.com


2017 Using Pesticides Wisely Training

If you attended a training in 2015 or 2016 and are registered, you do not have to take the training again unless you would like. Growers will need to have this training if they would like to make applications of dicamba or 2, 4-D to dicamba or 2,4-D tolerant cotton or soybeans. It is suggested not just the grower but anyone who will be applying this technology to attend the training. Attached below are the dates and locations offered.



Public Comment on Pyrethroid Insecticides Requested

Growers are being asked to consider commenting on their use of  pyrethroid insecticides. This is important if you want to be able to keep using these products in the future. Please read over what kind of comments the EPA are wanting on how to submit your comments. If you would like the document to have the active link to the websites, please your local county agent.

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