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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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  • Most of the pond calls we receive in the Extension office refer to fish kills, weeds, and fertilization. Sometimes all are related. Weeds are annoying, so everyone wants a clean pond to fish. We need to be careful though and not forget about our fish when we treat the ponds. We are here to help prevent fish kills and…

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  • Cooler weather and Phosphorus deficiency can cause corn to turn purple. Some varieties show more discoloration than others. Purple striping is common, but sometimes entire areas of a field can be deficient. This is one reason we suggest soil samples.  Soil types and textures change throughout fields and can vary in nutrient requirements. Phosphorus deficient…

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  • 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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  • Pecan Production Meeting

    Don’t forget the Pecan Production Meeting next week on Thursday the 17th!!

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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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  • If you plan to use Auxin-Tolerant Technologies for cotton and soybeans in 2016 you MUST attend training to purchase. Here are the details of the organized trainings across the state:

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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 3 years. One reason for…

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  •   Beginner’s Pecan Production Course April 11, 2016 UGA TIFTON CAMPUS CONFERENCE CENTER TIFTON, GA Please Contact Debbie Rutland @ 229-386-3424 to RSVP Refreshments & Lunch Provided 9:00        Welcome                                                                                            9:10        Cost of Pecan Production                                                                             Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture 9:30        Pecan Varieties                                                                                                                                                Patrick Conner, UGA Horticulture             10:15     Break 10:45     Pecan Irrigation                                                                                Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture 11:15     Pecan Tree Planting & Establishment                                   …

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