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Wheat Planting

Rome Ethredge retired county agent and outgoing Grains Specialist sent us a few reminders on wheat production this week that I thought I would pass along:

The optimum window for wheat planting for grain in Georgia is typically within one week before or after the average first frost date for a given area.
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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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