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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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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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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Stockpile Forage To Minimize Hay Feeding

 Here is a forage update from Dr. Dennis Hancock about stockpiling forage to minimize hay feeding. By Dr. Dennis Hancock, Associate Professor and Forage Extension Specialist In the South, we are blessed with a very long grazing season. With periods of drought as the exception, the only “lean times” for forage…
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Importance of Morningglory Weed Identification

There are many different varieties of morningglory weeds in our fields here in South Georgia.  It is important that we identify them correctly to get the best chemical control.  The following is a write-up by Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Extension Weed Scientist. Why is this important? Not all morningglories are…
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