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Jeff Cook

About Jeff Cook

County Agriculture Agent in Taylor & Peach Counties, and Area Peach Agent. B.S. Plant Pathology, UGA. Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management, UGA.

Farmer of the Year

2019 will be the 30th Anniversary of Swisher International and the Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition to have the honor to salute the agricultural community and industry with the Swisher Sweets / Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year Award. In the previous 29 years, many of agriculture’s top business leaders, innovators,…
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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

On March 15, UGA Extension Specialists along with the Georgia Dept. of Agriculture staff will be conducting a Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training in Valdosta.  This is the training mandated by growers selling fresh produce that must comply with the Produce Safety Rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act in order to sell produce.
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Current Chill Hour Situation

I am monitoring AgroClimate.org (http://agroclimate.org/tools/chill-hours-calculator/) as well as other sources for projected chill as of today 1/2/2018 we are around 500  hours which is nearly 100 hours behind our historic average on chill.  If you follow the projected chill probabilities we could be anywhere between 700 and 900 hours by…
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Restriction of Pyrethroids Being Considered by EPA

I stole the write up from Lenny Wells, our Pecan Specialist, but it is important for all sectors of commercial agriculture to understand what is being proposed. Many growers may not realize that By March 31, the EPA has been court-ordered to make a final decision on whether to revoke all…
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