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Mitchell County Cattlemen’s Association Meeting May 19th


The Mitchell County Cattlemen’s Association will be having a meeting on Monday, May 19th at 7:00 pm at the Mitchell County Ag Center.

Our meal will be sponsored by

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

and our program will be presented by

Curt Lacy, UGA Livestock Extension Economist in Tifton.

Please call the Mitchell County Extension Office at 229-336-2066 by

May 16th at Noon

to RSVP for the meeting so we can have an accurate count for the mea
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Ambrosia Beetle, Bud Moth, and Pecan Nut Casebearer


As of May 4th, 2014 Will Hudson and the Pecan Pest Management Hotline reports the insects to be on the watch for are the ambrosia beetle and the bud moth.  Pecans should be scouted for this insects and their symptoms. This includes new foliage webbed together, expanding buds with damage, and frass at the site of injury. According to the hotline no pecan nut casebearers have been found. Control of this insect is considered by many entolomogists to be usually unnecessary. Here is an article from Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Horticulturist, about the Pecan Nut Casebearer:
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