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High Yield Wheat Production

Rome Ethredge, CEA-retired and Dewey Lee, Professor-retired University of Georgia Use deep tillage to disrupt hard pans. Wheat responds well to deep tillage when hard pans are present in our soils, particularly sandy soils. Prepare soils for planting by first tilling with a V-ripper, chisel plow, paraplow or subsoiler. Firm…
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Small Grain Variety Info from UGA

Recommended Grain Varieties for Winter 2021-2022 Barley Atlantic (P) Secretariat (S) Thoroughbred (S) Oat Graham (S)2 Horizon 306 (S)2 Horizon 720 (C)2 Wheat AP 1983 (S) AGS 2021 (S) AGS 2024 (S) *AGS 3000 (C) AGS 3015 (S)3 *AGS 3030 (S) Dyna-Gro 9002 (P) Dyna-Gro Blanton (S) Dyna-Gro Blanton (S)…
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Cotton Defoliation

Cotton harvest is upon us so I thought I would share some cotton defoliation info. Check out this detailed circular: To summarize; cotton should be defoliated when it reaches 60% to 75% open bolls. There are 4 ore less NACB (nodes above upper most cracked boll). And bolls you plan…
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Pecan Field Day

For landowners who intend to plant pecan trees this will be a great field day to attend: Date: October 7th Time: 10:00 – 12:00 Location: Vidalia Onion Research Center (8163 Hwy 178 Lyons) Topics Include: Terra-Sorb-UGA Fertilizer Trial Insecticide Drench Trial Pecan Budmoth Efficacy and Timing Trial Drip vs. Micro…
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Last Effective Bloom Date for Cotton

Every year I get asked about late planted cotton that is still active blooming come September. Will these blooms make a boll that is harvestable? Last year I was able to participate in a multi-county study collecting data on late cotton blooms. The data was presented in a poster at…
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UGA Forage Updates

There is lots going on with UGA Forages! Look below for all of the upcoming meetings, workshops and contests. Southeastern Hay Contest- Entries due September 1st Entries must be postmarked by 9/1/21 to be considered for the 2021 contest. For more information please visit: www.sehaycontest.com. Southeastern Hay Shortcourse – September…
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Chlorpyrifos Revoked by EPA

The US EPA announced today that it will revoke all tolerances for chlorpyrifos. This will take effect 6 months after the final rule is published in the Federal Register. I do not know how long that will take, but I expect a matter of weeks. The link below will take…
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Cotton Diseases in Wet Weather

This year we are experiencing more wet weather during the cotton growing season than in the past. We cannot do anything about what we are dealt from mother nature but I wanted to make you all aware of the diseases that are now present in cotton across the state of…
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Cotton & Peanuts – Wet or Water Logged Soil

This information was revised from July of 2013 (Whitaker, Collins, Harris & Culpepper) – since our cotton crop was planted over a very long window we have many different cotton ages across the county. Excessive amounts of rainfall have occurred in several areas of the cotton growing region in Georgia…
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