Spring Creek Extension News

Ag and 4-H News from Southwest Georgia

Miller County Production Meeting Schedule 2017

The following are the dates and times for the Miller County Production Meetings for 2017.  Please be sure the RSVP with Sharon, the last working day before the meeting.  Our office number is (229)758-4106. Peanut Production Meeting and Crop Disease Update   Date: Thursday, February 02, 2017 Location:  Moby Dick…
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Using Pesticides Wisely Trainings for 2017

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are being commercialized. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”.  The training will focus on helping applicators/growers make…
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Time for Pecan Leaf Sampling

Leaf sampling is the most important tool pecan growers have for determining their fertility needs. While soil samples are helpful for checking soil pH and determining any potential problems with competitive uptake between nutrients in the soil, leaf samples tell you the fertility status of the actual trees. Using soil…
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Important Update for Soybean Growers.

The following letter comes through the Georgia Soybean Commodity Commission and the American Soybean Association. April 15, 2016 Good Afternoon ASA Directors, State Presidents and Staff, Monsanto and many of its licensees are commercializing Roundup Ready 2 Xtend™ (RR2X) soybeans this spring, and farmers may have ordered or taken delivery…
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UGA Beef Basics Meeting

The first in a series of talks on Beef Basics will begin next Thursday, March 17th, at the Miller County Ag Center.  UGA Beef Cattle Nutritionist, Jacob Segers, will be talking about how forage quality affects cattle producers in Georgia.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Please call ahead to…
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Join us for the 2016 SE Hay Convention Presented by Kubota We are proud to announce that Kubota is joining us as Title Sponsor of this year’s event! We are excited to have Kubota as a partner in this program. The Southeast Hay Convention presented by Kubota is planned for March 8-9, 2016 at the Sunbelt Ag Expo…
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Powdery Mildew in Wheat

Today while checking some wheat fields, I noticed some powdery mildew in the lower canopy.  This disease isn’t particularly a problem for us but under the right conditions, can warrant treatment.  We will keep an eye on this as the season progresses to ensure it doesn’t work its way to…
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