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Wheat Planting and Cultural Practices

Here is a post from Andrew Sawyer, Thomas County Agent; Here are some cultural, and planting decisions to consider when planting wheat. I compiled some of the notes taken at our Area Wheat Update with UGA Extension Agronomist Dr. Dewey Lee: Deep tillage – Wheat reponds well to deep tillage…
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Georgia Clean Day – Update

We received a call yesterday, from the Georgia Department of Agriculture, informing us that Brooks County’s Georgia Clean Day has been rescheduled.  The new date, set by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, is November 12, 2014.  Also, due to the change in collection date, we will be accepting additional product…
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2014 Small Grain Varieties

Here is a post from Andrew Sawyer, Thomas County Extension: The Small Grain Performance Tests on the statewide variety testing website have been completed, you can see here – 2014 Small Grain Performance Tests. Variety characteristics presents great information that tells us a lot about disease and insects. This can also…
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Pecan Prices

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Here is an update from Lenny Wells:

As growers begin to harvest pecans, it is useful for them to know what current market prices are so that they can get the best possible price for their crop. The USDA Fed-State Market News Service provides price information for Georgia pecans at the following link:

Prices are updated each Tuesday and Thursday throughout the pecan harvest season.
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Small Southern Pine Engraver

I recently responded to a call about dead pines trees on the edge of an individual’s property. There were four to five dead or dying trees. The trees were slowly dying and it became more pronounced as you moved to the center tree. This is what I found upon further investigation… An Ips beetle, more specifically the small southern pine engraver.

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Area Wheat Meeting


An Area Wheat Meeting with Colquitt, Mitchell, And Thomas Counties will be held Oct 1st. The meeting will be at the Colquitt Co. Ag Center, 350 Building 1 Veteran’s Park North Moultrie, GA 31788. The meeting will start at 12:00 pm. Two hours of private and commercial pesticide will be available. Please call the Mitchell County Extension Office at 229-336-2066 to RSVP by September 29th.
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