Jeff Cook

  • In the Field Now

    Here are some timely updates for growers as we try to continue and finish up planting for the 2024 growing season. Southern Corn Rust was confirmed in Decatur County a couple of days ago, but there is no need for us to panic. Southern corn rust (SCR) is a potentially devastating disease in southeastern corn.…

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  • GrassMaster’s

    Houston County Cooperative Extension is hosting the GrassMaster’s series in March. This is a 7 week series focusing on forage production in Georgia. Topics include: Introduction to Forages, Grazing Management, Hay Production, Forage Quality, Fertilization, Pest Management, Rainfall Simulation, Precision Ag in Forages. If you are interested contact the Houston County Extension office at 478-987-2028.…

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  • Flint EMC is Hosting an Ag Forum

    Flint Energies is inviting its agricultural members to its first-ever Agicultural Forum and Breakfast on March 13th, 2024 in Reynolds at the Co-op’s Headquarters. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking, with breakfast beginning at 8 am. Flint employees will cover the Co-op’s Load Management Program as well as Solar and Grant Opportunities. This opportunity…

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  • 2023 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials

    Every year County Agents and Camp Hand, UGA Cotton Agronomist, collaborate with Georgia cotton growers to put cotton variety trials on farms across the state. This gives growers the ability to see how top varieties perform in a wide variety of environments. Below is the data from the 2023 trials. If you want to see…

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  • Pesticide License CEU’s

    My last post had a listing of all the production meetings planned for the middle Georgia area over the next couple of months. This is not unique to middle Georgia. All over the state County Agents have production meetings planned for their growers. The main benefit is for growers to get the latest in production…

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  • 2023 is just about over and with the end of a year comes the beginning of UGA Cooperative Extension’s Meeting Season. Here is a list of all the upcoming production meetings to help you stay competitive and make it through another year farming. Corn & Soybean: Monday, January 22, 2024 at the Macon County Extension…

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  • Early Season Wheat Considerations

    There are several things that can be done early in the season to help improve wheat yields the following spring.

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  • Southeast Strawberry Expo

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  • Small Grain Variety Selection

    If you still have not decided on what wheat variety to plant this year our statewide variety trials are a great resource. UGA tests small grains for both grain performance and forage production.

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  • Bull Soundness Exam in Taylor County

    Yes we are offering something for folks with cattle. I know you think that I only do plants, and you’re correct, but I do know some great people that can help you with your cattle herd.

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