Tattnall County Extension

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Southern Rust Found. Now What?

Southern Corn Rust Found in Georgia. Now What?   Southern Rust of Corn was found in Southwest Georgia last week. I wanted to share some common questions I get about it from growers in Tattnall County. I asked Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Corn Specialist, and these are his answers.  …
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Cotton and Peanut Scout Schools Coming Up

Every year, UGA Extension hosts 2 classes for scouting cotton.  This year, they will also cover peanut scouting as well.  Here is the information for the 2 upcoming classes in Tifton and Midville. 2015 Cotton Scout Schools Cotton insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 8, 2015 in Tifton…
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Interview with State Climatologist

This year’s El Nino is particularly weird according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Typically, El Nino starts around late December, but this time around it did not start until about March.  Because of that, subtropical jet streams have shifted over Texas and Oklahoma during their planting season, causing…
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Cleaning Valor Out Of Your Spray Tank

I know many folks are through using Valor for the year, but some folks are still using it for soybeans.  I got this tank cleanout guide from Hunt Sanders, FMD Specialist for Valent, that I wanted to share with everyone.  It tells how to properly clean Valor herbicide from your…
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Prevent Blossom End Rot in Tomatoes

Many folks have tomato plants in their gardens, and many of them have some nice tomatoes that will be ready soon.  Every year in the summer I get calls about blossom end rot.  Most folks say their tomatoes look good, with a healthy vine, but some tomatoes are turning black and rotting on…
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Irrigating Young Pecan Trees

Here is some great information that was just shared with me by Lenny Wells, our UGA Pecan Specialist.  He has been doing some irrigation research on young pecan trees in their first year of planting.  Here’s his article below: Young pecan trees require two key ingredients for establishment; 1) water…
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