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2014/2015 Wheat Herbicide Recommendations

I have been in a few wheat fields recently and they are beginning to reach a stage of growth that we need to consider herbicide applications.  Here is a couple pictures I took in an area wheat field:   In this picture you can see a few different broadleaf weed species…
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Area Farm Bill Meeting to be held in Dawson

Dawson has been selected to host 1 of 10 farm bill meetings across the state in December.  This meeting should answer many of the questions surrounding the new farm bill.  The meeting will provide relevant information for producers, landowners, ag lenders, and agribusinesses, and consultants.  Persons interested in attending should…
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Farm Diesel Prices

Farm Diesel Fuel prices seem to be near the lowest point they have been in the last 4 years.  Below is some information that Amanda Smith, UGA Extension Ag Economist, has compiled regarding farm diesel fuel prices. Above are the monthly farm diesel prices for the Southern Atlantic states from 2011-2014. Compared…
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2015 Georgia Cotton Commission 8th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop

  The Georgia Cotton Commission’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Commission’s 8th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The program speakers are Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Cotton Incorporated; John Maguire, Senior Vice President, National Cotton Council,…
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2015 Southwest Georgia Master Cattlemen’s Program

Blake Crabtree, Ben Hill County Extension Agent has worked with UGA Specialists to put together a Master Cattlemen’s Program in Southwest Georgia.  The program will be offered at the Ben Hill County Ag Center every Tuesday evening beginning on January 20, 2015. The program will run through March 10, 2015.  You must attend…
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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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