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Small Grain Variety Trial Data Available

The University of Georgia publishes yield data and disease ratings every year from their variety trials.  One of the commodity groups that our researchers look at is the small grain crops including wheat, oats, rye, barley, and triticale.  Even though most growers are in the middle of harvest season now, many…
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USDA Announces ARC/PLC Timeline and Decision Tools

Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack announced on September 26th the availability of the ARC/PLC web-based decision tools. He later announced that farm owners may begin to update their yield history and reallocate base acres through their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.  In addition, the timeline for landowners and producers to…
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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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Peanut Harvest Update

Peanut Harvest is just now beginning to get started in the area and I expect most growers to be picking peanuts in the next week to ten days, weather permitting.  Most of the reports that I have heard so far have been from dryland fields and have been very hit…
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White Sugar Cane Aphid Help

TRANSFORM WG INSECTICIDE SECTION 18 EMERGENCY USE EXCEPTION FOR SORGHUM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE STATE OF GEORGIA David Buntin, UGA Grain Crop Entomologist A Section 18 Emergency Use Exception for Transform WG insecticide on sorghum has been approved for the state of Georgia as of September, 11, 2014. Transform…
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Dryland Peanut Considerations

Our Peanut crop has suffered from several different challenges this year during the growing season.  The dryland crop specifically has had increased insect pressures and drought conditions to overcome. As we are getting ready for harvest season, peanut growers need to consider a couple of things in the coming days….
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Are peanuts ready to dig?

I recently ran the first peanut maturity profiles of the year and the peanuts seem to be maturing as expected.  Below is a picture of one of the maturity profiles:   The peanuts on this profile were planted on May 8th and were 113 days old as of this picture. …
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New Aphid Pest in Area Grain Sorghum

We have recently discovered a new aphid pest of Grain Sorghum in the area. The white Sugarcane aphid was first found by Roger Sinyard, Marion county agent, late last week and has been confirmed to be present in several counties in Southwest Georgia since then.  It has been found in all three…
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2013 Georgia Peanut Achievment Club Winners

Last month I had the honor to attend the Southern Peanut Growers Conference in Panama City Beach, FL where Calhoun County had to winners in the 2013 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club. This club represents the highest yielding peanut growers in the state in there districts. Al Sudderth and Jimmy Webb…
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