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Prime Conditions

This is the 4th cropping season that I have witnessed as an agent in Terrell County. We started the year trying to recover from Hurricane Michael and perhaps the wettest winter ever, but once we got some of our corn planted, we hit almost perfect planting conditions. Some areas have…
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Dicamba Label Lives to serve another year…BUT

As many cotton and soybean farmers in South Georgia were well aware in 2018, our pesticide labels for the new formulations of dicamba to include Xtendimax, FeXapan, and Engenia herbicides all expired by the end of the 2018 growing season. If there was a year that we needed these technologies it…
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Hopefully 2018 Will Not Be: “The Year Of Resistance”

When talking to farmers, we all have certain years that come to mind. “2005-The year of Pigweed resistance to roundup”, “2013-Wet summer with rank  hay”, “2016-The year of no rain”. It is funny how these periods stick to our mind for one reason or another, but this spring started off cool, turned…
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Whiteflies in Cotton: Not Normal to Our Area

Silverleaf whiteflies seem to make an appearance in cotton south of us every couple of years. However, normally treatment is unwarranted until late in the cotton season when we have already set a good crop. Unfortunately, last winter was so mild that many populations of whiteflies that were already large,…
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New Private Applicator Certification

The University of Georgia(UGA) has offered a free service to the state of Georgia for years. In the past, anyone involved in the production of an agricultural commodity could come into any extension office in the state and offer proof of American citizenship, a copy of their driver’s license, and an application…
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One on One Producer Trainings

The University of Georgia is encouraging all ANR agents to meet face to face with all farmers in their county that currently have a Pesticide Applicator’s License. Recently released product labels will now give producers another tool in their arsenal against problem weeds in our crops. However, these technologies may create new challenges…
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