Three Rivers Ag News

Jeff Cook

About Jeff Cook

County Agriculture Agent in Taylor & Peach Counties, and Area Peach Agent. B.S. Plant Pathology, UGA. Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management, UGA.

Weed Control Options for Wheat

If you have been able to get in wheat planted weed control is going to be the first issue.  Our specialists have given us great recommendations based on the weeds that give you trouble each growing season.
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Upcoming Events

It is the time of year when we get to bring information to the farming community to hopefully help them make better decisions and be more profitable in the upcoming growing seasons.  You also get free meals, pesticide credit and get to hang out with the best County Agents in the State!
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Changes in Store for Users of Dicamba Technology

Back in October the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is extending the registration of dicamba for two years for “over-the-top” use to control weeds in fields for cotton and soybean plants genetically engineered to resist dicamba. This action was informed by input from and extensive collaboration between EPA, state regulators, farmers, academic researchers, pesticide manufacturers, and other stakeholders.
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No End in Site for Record Rainfall

Usually by now we are spraying for thrips in peanuts and cotton.  Well, I think that the thrips have drowned!  The abundance of recent rain will likely impact diseases and other problems that we see in our crops for the next few weeks. Just in case you do not subscribe…
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Wheat Disease Control

Several fungal diseases affect wheat grown in Georgia.  Powdery mildew, rust and fusarium head blight can all cause yield losses if left untreated.  Powdery mildew is a disease that we see every year, however it rarely causes enough damage to apply fungicides.  this year it appears that the cooler March…
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Using Pesticides Wisely

We now have cotton and soybeans that are resistant to both 2,4-D and Dicamba.  With this technology comes great responsibility among everyone in the agricultural community.  We must use these and all pesticides wisely to protect the technology and our farming operations.
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