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Climate Data in Tattnall

This past May was extremely hot and dry and whenever we have weather extremes it gets me thinking. How does our weather today compare to the past? More specifically, the decade of the sixties and seventies. The reason I concentrate on these decades is because this was a time of…
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Current and Future Weather for Tattnall

These past couple of weeks have been extremely hot dry. I have seen many crops, especially dry-land corn hit hard by these drought conditions. Even with irrigation the weather has been unfavorable for young peanuts and cotton, and even tasseling corn. I have even started seeing trees begin shedding leaves…
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Pecan Budmoth

Recently I was visiting with Andrew Sawyer, the Southeast District Area Pecan Agent. We had discussed damage related to the pecan budmoth. So I wanted to give everyone a brief update on the extent of this pest for the current season. The pecan budmoth (Gretchina bolliana) is a native pest…
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Horn Fly Control

Below is an article dealing with horn fly control: The approach to ward off flies is multi-prong and challenging. However, doing nothing can severely hinder productivity, profits, and herd welfare. I’ve asked Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Extension Veterinary Entomologist at UGA, to give her tips on horn fly control for the…
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Wanted! Argentine Black and White Tegus

There is a new invasive lizard now in Tattnall County and surrounding counties. These lizards are called Tegus. They are an invasive species and can pose threats to birds, mammals and insects in Georgia. They also eat fruit,vegetables, pet food and eggs, including chickens and their eggs.  They also eat…
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Paraquat Dichloride Training for Certified Applicators

The EPA is now requiring that certified applicators successfully complete an EPA training before mixing, loading, and/or applying paraquat. The training provides important information about paraquat’s toxicity, new label requirements and restrictions, and the consequences of misuse. Any person who intends to use paraquat must be a certified applicator and…
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