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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 sprinkler Irrigation Set Up Soil…

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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 a Beltwide this past January.…

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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 2nd Hands-on short course in…

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  • 2021 Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day

    On Wednesday September 8th 2021 in Tifton, GA the UGA Cotton and Peanut Teams will be hosting 2021’s UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day.  This annual event provides an excellent opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning more about our two most widely planted row crops here in Georgia. We have planned a day…

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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 you to an EPA website…

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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 Georgia and relay some information…

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  • 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 during the last month.  Cotton…

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  • Updated Crop Comparison Tool

    As many of you know, there have been changes to many of the agriculture inputs over the last few weeks. Our Ag Economics Department updated the Crop Comparison Tool to reflect these changes in input costs and market prices. Below you can look at the updated copies. Or if you want to pull a comparison…

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  • So I know 95 and 96 degrees are not “hot” for South Georgia. But it is hot, when we have had such mild conditions thus far in 2021. We received several emails from our UGA Extension Specialists this week on planting considerations and young crop issues that may arise. Wes Porter compiled an overview of…

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  • Thistles –A Spiny Foe

    Several calls have come in lately about a “new” weed that hay producers are seeing. It is not new, but it may be new to them. Thistles are winter annuals or biennials depending on the particular species you have. There are several different thistles that we see in our area; bull thistle, milk thistle, and…

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