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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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Cotton PGR Rainfastness

Cotton PGR’s have been going out across the region now for a few weeks and many of you have asked about the rainfastness of these products.  I encourage you to always check the label of the specific product that you are using but below are some general guidelines you can use to…
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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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Farm Bill Program Timeline Announced

USDA has recently announced the timeline for the Implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill Programs: UGA Extension Economists, Dr. Don Shurley and Dr. Nathan Smith had the following comments on the subject: USDA recently announced a timeline for implementing the 2014 Farm Bill programs, specifically the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC)…
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Northern Corn Leaf Spot (NCLS)

Northen Corn Leaf Spot has been found in other counties in Georgia and I found some here this morning. As of now we do not think it is as bad as Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB). It looks similar to NCLB, but is redder and you can usually see rings…
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Northern Corn Leaf Blight (NCLB)

As some of the corn around is starting to tassel, I am beginning to receive a few calls about when the best time to apply a fungicide is. The answer to that question is really dependant on a field by field basis. Some fields may need multiple sprays while others…
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