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Soybean Production: Guide and Insect Pest Alert

We have more soybeans in Jeff Davis County this year than in previous years. If you need more info on anything soybean related, you can access the UGA Soybean Production Guide here: https://grains.caes.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-subsite/grains/docs/soybean/2021-Soybean-Production-Guide.pdf Redbanded Stink Bug are a major pest of soybean. For stink bug pictures and info on damage…
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White Mold

Bob Kemerait, UGA In my 22 years as an Extension specialist at the University of Georgia, I cannot remember a season more favorable for white mold on peanuts than this one. (White mold, also known as “stem rot” and “southern blight”, is caused by the fungal pathogen Sclerotium rolfsii.) From…
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Tarnished Plant Bug Management in Cotton

In case you missed it in the June Cotton News here is some good info from Dr. Phillip Roberts: Tarnished plant bug is an occasional insect pest of cotton in Georgia. Primary damage caused by plant bugs is feeding on small squares in plant terminals. However, plant bugs may also…
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Grain Harvest – Timely Info

I wanted to pass along some info on grain drying and stored insect management sent this week from our Grains Agronomist. We want to get our small grains out quickly as quality can drop fast and they can sprout if exposed to rainy weather very long like we are starting…
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Row Crop Irrigation Guide

So far this year we have seen hot and dry conditions. You won’t see many water sensors and pivots with weeds growing on them in 2022! So I thought it was a good time to remind growers of the UGA Irrigation Guide. This sheet shows water needs of each crop…
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UGA Beef Programming

There are lots of programs coming up for our beef cattle producers!!!! Our Jeff Davis County Cattle Production Meeting is set for March 1st at noon. Sign up by the 25th if you plan to join us at the Hazlehurst Golf Course and Civic Center. The Tifton Beef Cattle Short…
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2022 Ag Forecast

If you missed the 2022 Ag Forecast you can view the recordings here: General Session: https://kaltura.uga.edu/media/t/1_t7aqvt4o Livestock/Poultry: https://kaltura.uga.edu/media/t/1_1uzkskj8 Row Crop: https://kaltura.uga.edu/media/t/1_qvq47fyy Horticulture: https://kaltura.uga.edu/media/t/1_u4w0r0mz Forestry: https://kaltura.uga.edu/media/t/1_bxdco4u5
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Weed Control Alternatives for Field Corn

Extension Specialist Eric Prostko put out some comments on alternative weed control in corn for 2022. You can read his points here: I continue to hear much chatter about the shortages/price increases for Roundup (glyphosate) and many other herbicides.  Thus, I would like to remind you of some of the options…
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