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Fertilizing Wheat

Soil fertility may be one of the most important factors influencing wheat production.  Proper pH, fertilizer amounts, and timing can have a huge impact on wheat yield and quality.  To properly manage fertility in wheat we need to have recent soil samples, anticipated yield goal, and crop history for the…
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New County Agent

UGA Cooperative Extension is a large organization so we are always hiring new faculty and staff.  None of these new hires is more important than Madison Warbington.She is the newly hired Macon County agricultural Agent.
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Weed Control in Wheat

Our most troublesome weeds in wheat production are ryegrass and wild radish.  Ryegrass threatens production due to its resistance to several classes of herbicides.  There are 3 classes of herbicides that we can you for ryegrass control and resistance to 2 of these is widespread across Georgia. 
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Agricultural Assistance Meeting

FSA and UGA Agricultural Economics will be holding joint producer meetings throughout the state on 3 major government support programs. These meetings will focus on: WHIP+ Disaster Assistance. MFP Trade Assistance ARC/PLC Farm Bill Our closest meeting is in Reynolds at Flint Energies Wednesday October 9th at 3 pm. Call…
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Updating Our Areas Drought Status

  With hot and dry conditions persisting through the end of this week, it is only a matter of time before I start getting phone calls.  First from producers, then from our lawmakers at both the state capitol and in Washington. 
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Macon County Cooperative Extension

The Macon County Cooperative Extension Office is looking for a new Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent.  Many of you know that Erin (Churchill) Forte got married this summer and left us so we are looking for someone to fill that position. 
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Insect Update

This time of year it is important to be scouting fields for insects and the damage they cause in our agronomic crops.  Crops like peanuts, cotton, corn, soybeans and sorghum can all be attacked by insect pests that can decrease yields
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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

Damage from the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot is very prevalent across the middle Georgia area as of today.  It seems that as you move south and east of Taylor County damage is less severe.
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