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Don’t forget to water the corn

  We have been dry here for the last few days and most area corn fields could use some water.  Most of the corn in the area is at growth stage v6 or bigger and is in that very critical stage of growth when the yield potential of the crop is being determined. …
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Corn Crop moving faster than 2014.

This years corn crop looks good and is definitely progressing faster than in either 2013 or 2014.  The warm spring that we have had so far this year has allowed for many more Growing Degree Days and as a result the corn crop is progressing quickly. Here is a snapshot…
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2015 Corn Weed Control

Here are some good pointers from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist, on 2015 Corn Weed Control:   Thanks to Rome Ethredge, Seminole County Ag Agent, for posting this originally.  Here is a link to his post: https://seminolecropnews.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/corn-weeds-in-2015/   The first thing we need to do to be successful…
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2015 Production Meeting Schedule for Calhoun County

Below are the 2015 scheduled Production Meetings for Calhoun County.   Weed January 20, 2015              6:00 pm               Stanley Culpepper The McLendon Barn RSVP by Friday, January 16th   Peanut February 12, 2015            6:00 pm              Scott Monfort The McLendon Barn RSVP by Tuesday, February 10th   Cotton February 23, 2015            6:00…
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2015 Production Meeting Schedule for Terrell and Randolph Counties

The 2015 Production Meetings have been scheduled for Terrell and Randolph Counties.  The schedules for both counties meetings are below.   Terrell County   Cotton/Soybean Production Meeting Tuesday, January 20th at 12:00 p.m. Terrell County Governmental Building RSVP by Friday, January 16th.   Peanut Production Meeting Friday, January 23rd at 12:00 p.m….
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Stored Grain Protectant Update

Corn harvest is well underway and some growers may be considering storing some of this crop on the farm.  Here is an update from UGA Entomologist Dr. Michael Toews, on stored grain protectants: Grain protectants, insecticides labeled for application to raw grain, are intended to prevent stored grain insect infestations as…
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Black Layer in Corn

It’s getting to the time of the season when corn is begging to reach physilogical maturity. Here is an article I share every year on how to know when your corn has reached black layer. The best way to describe the milk line method of determining the water needs of…
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Peanut and Corn Disease Update

Peanuts Area peanut growers are now beginning to consider protecting their crop with fungicide applications.  However there have been some reports of a shortage of Chlorothalonil (Bravo, Echo, Chloranil, and others) this season.  Here are some recent comments from UGA Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait on the current Peanut Disease control situation:…
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Corn Disease and Pest Update June 2014

As you have seen on the blog over the last month, we have reported Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Northern Corn Leaf Spot that has been found in the area.  These diseases are typically found heavier in fields that are corn behind corn and good leaf moisture into the day….
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