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White Mold Alert!

In Terrell County our peanut acreage is significantly down this year. However, there are still a lot of peanuts in our area and we need to be aware that white mold has the potential to be very bad this year. We had absolutely no rain from May 12 to the…
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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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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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Clean Water Rule (WOTUS) put on hold.

If you have not seen the news concerning the Clean Water Rule or Waters of the US Rule (WOTUS), the Judges in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit put the Rule on hold or STAYED the Rule.  The opinion of two of the three Judges was as…
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2014 Peanut PLC Payments

Here is some recent information put together by Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Ag Economist about the Peanut PLC Payment that are around the corner. The slide below shows several different base/yield combinations and the associated payment for each combination after taking into account the 85% base acre factor and…
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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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