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Producer Meetings on Hurricane Disaster and Tariff Relief

From October 8-11, FSA and UGA Agricultural Economics will be holding joint producer meetings throughout the state on 3 major government support programs.  This will include disaster assistance, trade assistance, and farm safety net programs.  FSA representatives will discuss program details.  A UGA Agricultural Economist will discuss implications, the producer decision process, and related issues.

 

Come learn more about the following topics and get answers to your questions!
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Peanut Fungicide Programs 2019

Every year we get calls on which peanut fungicide to use. Growers ask what is best. They want to know if the conditions in this season warrant changes in what they normally do. Every season brings it’s own challenges and there is NOT a one size fits all answer. Peanut fungicide choices depend on the field, the conditions, the variety and your budget.
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Late Planted Cotton and Plant Growth Regulators (PGR’s)

We have a lot of cotton out there that was planted late because of replanting poor stands. So we often get the question about how to manage these acres with PGR’s. With late planted cotton the length of time the cotton blooms is the main thing that changes. The later you plant the shorter the window. So anything that is planted late needs to be pushed to retain all the bolls that it tries to set. This principal applies to PGR applications as well as insect management. Keep in mind that dry land acres in dry years like we are experiencing may not need a PGR.
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Second Timber Tax Credit Sign-Up for Hurricane Michael Restoration and Replanting

FAQ for the program (http://www.gatrees.org/forest-management/storm-damage/TimberTaxCredit_June_3.pdf) Guidelines for replanting and restoration (http://www.gatrees.org/forest-management/storm-damage/TimberTaxCreditReplantRestorationGuide.pdf) Applications:( https://dor.georgia.gov/sites/dor.georgia.gov/files/related_files/document/TSD/Instructions/Timber%20Tax%20Credit.pdf )      
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Southern Corn Rust Arrives Late But Be Aware

Southern Corn Rust has been confirmed in neighboring Coffee County. So what does this mean for Corn growers? You should be scouting your fields and should consider the stage of your corn and decide if your risk and situation warrant a fungicide application. Recent wind and pop-up thunderstorms are great transportation for southern corn rust. When looking at products your choice will come down to how long do you need to protect your corn crop.
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