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Is it time to plant peanuts?

  With the warm sunny days we have had towards the end of this week, several growers have asked about planting peanuts once it dries out.  Here are some comments from last week by UGA Agronomist Dr. Scott Tubbs on the topic: Shortly after my March Peanut Pointers article on Soil  Temperature…
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Preplant herbicide options for peanut growers

With everyone busy with field preparations for cotton and peanuts, a few have had questions about peanut herbicides for chemical weed burndown.   Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, has sent us a  few comments about the options available to peanut growers for their preplant burndown program.  Here a few…
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Heads Emerging in Area Wheat

  The wheat fields in the area that I have been visiting are now moving out of the jointing phase of growth and into the boot/heading phase. This growth stage is critical because the flag leaf, which is largely responsible for development of the grain head, has emerged and unfurled and the developing…
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Peanut Inoculant Considerations

It’s  been a cool and wet winter, and we’re coming out of what was the wettest year  on record in many locations.  This would  be a good time to refresh your memories on peanut inoculant applications. UGA Agronomist, Dr. Scott Tubbs, has a few words to help us out with inoculation…
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2014 Corn Production Guide Now Available

The recent update to the Corn Production Guide for 2014 has been posted.  It should be uploaded to the UGA Corn Production website in the near future but is currently available at the following link.  I have also included the Table of Contents as a picture below for those interested…
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2014 Farm Bill Education Meetings

The 2014 Farm Bill is certainly stirring a lot of interest among many of our area farmers.   It is unlikely to have official interpretations and guidance from USDA for several months but that may be too late for some of the decisions that must be made by area growers….
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Post-emergence Herbicide Use for Field Corn

Now that corn is beginning to emerge in our area it is important to keep on top of the weeds that will begin to compete with the growing corn. Below is a table  that shows the application timing of different herbicides used in field corn. LABELED TIMES OF APPLICATION AND PRE-HARVEST INTERVALS…
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Zidua use in Field Corn

Some of the growers in the area may be interested in using the herbicide Zidua in their field corn this year.  Here are some comments from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist about the herbicide: Growers who are interested in using Zidua in field corn should do so for the…
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Area Wheat Update

I have been in several wheat fields in the last couple days and most of them have moved into the jointing growth phase.  Once the wheat reaches this growth stage, it has gotten too mature for most herbicides and has also passed the optimum time for applying topdress nitrogen.  Any wheat…
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2014 Farm Bill Meetings Scheduled in Terrell County

Terrell County Extension has planned a Farm Bill educational meeting for Wednesday March 19th.  Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting will follow shortly after.  Dr. Nathan Smith, UGA Extension Economist, will focus on some of the changes in the new farm bill including reallocation of base acres, updating…
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