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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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Foliage Feeders heavy in some soybean fields

Some soybean fields that I have been in recently have heavy foliage feeder pressure right now.  I am seeing a mix of both Soybean Loopers and Velvetbean Caterpillars in most fields.  Growers need to be scouting area soybean fields for foliage feeders now and be ready to make an insecticide application…
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Weather Outlook for the Coming Months

Here is a recent weather summary and outlook from Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist: This has been an interesting growing season from a climate perspective.  April started out with minor dryness, especially in western Georgia.  That disappeared under the extremely wet conditions that lasted through most of April.  But once…
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Foliage Feeders beginning to show up in Soybeans

I have been out looking at some soybeans today and I am beginning to see some foliage feeders showing up in soybeans.  Although, I have not seen ANY fields that were at a treatable level yet, growers should be aware that they are there and keep an eye on the…
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AgStrong announces meeting in Calhoun County

  When : January 28th Where : The McLendon Barn Time : 12:00 PM (Lunch Provided)                      All Growers are invited to attend.        Please RSVP by January 26th with your local Extension Office.
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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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Soybean Harvest Aid Timing

Soybeans in the area are beginning to turn yellow as the later crop is nearing maturity.  The most common question that I have received recently has been about soybean harvest aid timing.  The proper timing of the these products vary based on what product you are using, but with every…
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Soybean Foliage Feeders

  I have looked at a few fields of Soybeans today and some of them have treatable levels of Soybean foliage feeders (mostly Soybean Loopers) in them.  We have two different ways of determining whether a spray is needed on soybean foliage feeders.  This can be done either using insect counts (gathered using…
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