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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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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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New Smartphone App for Cotton Irrigation Management

The SmartIrrigation Cotton App is an interactive tool that can assist growers with making management decisions regarding irrigation of their cotton crop.  It uses meteorological data, soil parameters, crop growth stage, crop coefficients, measured rainfall, and irrigation applications.  It will then provide an estimate of root zone soil water deficits…
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When Do We Stop Irrigating Corn?

I send this same article out every year about this time. We are getting close to wrapping up our corn crop. Unfortunately, we have had spotty rain this season and many have really suffered in the dry and heat. However, do not relax because a great deal of our corn…
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