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Peanut Farmers

As farmers around the county are wrapping up peanut planting our focus begins to switch. Over the next few weeks growers will be looking at their next step in peanut weed control. The May 25th Article from Southeast Farm Press sends a great message to peanut growers. I felt like it was worth posting again on this Blog:

You can view the original article here.
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Pecan Phylloxera

The southern pecan leaf phylloxera is a tiny aphid-like insect that feeds on the foliage of pecan trees.  The insects are rarely seen, but the galls that they cause are prominent.
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Cotton Preparation and Planting

Cotton can be safely planted when 4 inch soil temperatures have reached 65 degrees for 3 consecutive days.Early planting is often done to ensure adequate moisture in dry land fields. Research has shown there is little difference in yield when planting between April 1st and May 20th.
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Peanut Planting

April 15th is the earliest recommended start date for peanut planting in South Georgia. Our current weather conditions have given farmers pause.
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Corn Planting has Begun

Corn is going into the ground in Montgomery County! Corn planting dates in South Georgia range from early March to early May. Getting those seeds in the ground early has its advantages with few drawbacks.
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Ambrosia Beetle WARNING !!!

The last two years have been bad for pecan growers in our area with young trees. The ambrosia beetle attacks young trees that are stressed. See the below article from Lenny Wells.   Georgia pecan growers have had major problems with Asian Ambrosia Beetles (AAB) over the last 2 to…
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