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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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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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EPD Flint River Drought Protection Act Stakeholder Meeting

EPD Stakeholder Meeting Watershed Protection Branch  Discussion of Possible Rule Changes The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Watershed Protection Branch will hold a stakeholder meeting to discuss possible changes in the Flint River Drought Protection Act Rule. The meeting will be held on July 24, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30…
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Peanut Crop moving out of “Grace Period”

The area peanut crop is moving right along and most of the crop has entered the growth stage when the majority of the harvestable peanuts will be set.  Here are some recent comments from Dr. Scott Tubbs, UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist on the topic: The USDA Crop Progress Report for Georgia…
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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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El Nino Update

With all the rain we had in April, I know everyone is wanting it to dry off some to get in the fields. In the month of April, we had about 13 inches of rain, more in localized areas, measured at the weather station outside of Arlington. Normally we average…
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New Smartphone App for Cotton Irrigation Management

The SmartIrrigation Cotton App is an interactive tool that can assist growers with making management decisions regarding irrigation of their cotton crop.  It uses meteorological data, soil parameters, crop growth stage, crop coefficients, measured rainfall, and irrigation applications.  It will then provide an estimate of root zone soil water deficits…
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2014 Weather

As I sit here watching it rain this morning and the forecast/radar image above show no break in the rain for the majority of the day, I started wondering how the weather this year compares to last year and our averages. Georgia is blessed to have an extensive weather monitoring network throughout…
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2014 Corn Short Course and Annual Meeting of The Georgia Corn Growers Association

This years Corn Short Course and the Georgia Corn Growers Association’s annual meeting will take place January 21st in Tifton at UGA’s Tifton Campus Conference Center.  Registration begins at 8:15 am and the meeting should conclude around 4:00 pm.  Lunch is provided and registration before January 17th is $5 per…
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