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.

Focus on White Mold

Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, sends us nice updates on what diseases are occurring across the state in our Agronomic crops.  he also updates us on any other events going on in his life.  His recent email reminded me that we really need to stay on top of white mold. …
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I Lied

I said that the 18th of April was the last chance to get certified to purchase and use the new dicamba and 2,4-D technology for 2019, but it looks like the Georgia Department of Agriculture is giving you one last chance.
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No we don’t produce many sunflowers  for folks to snack on or for the oil, but we do feed a pile of doves annually with this crop.  Wild sunflowers are native to the North America, but commercialization of them took place in Russia.  Early native Americans used the seed to…
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Your Last, Last, Last Chance

There have been 29 Using Pesticides Wisely Trainings conducted by UGA Cooperative Extension across the state beginning with the Cotton Commission Meeting at the end of January.  If you missed all of them you are in luck.  There is one more being offered tomorrow in Tifton at the UGA Tifton…
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Cotton Blue Disease

Jared Whitaker shared this information about a new cotton disease. In the fall of 2018, Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus (CLRDV) was confirmed to infect cotton in 14 South Georgia counties.  This virus is vectored by aphids and associated with Blue Cotton Disease (CBD) which causes symptoms of including leaf curling,…
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Recertification for Producers

In 2019 anyone applying the new auxin technologies in agronomic crops must attend a Using Pesticides Wisely training, and have a valid pesticide applicators license or obtain a two-year certified pesticide applicators license to apply Engenia, XtendiMax or FeXapan.  The 2-year license only allows you to apply one of the three dicamba products, it does not allow you to purchase restricted use pesticides.
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FSA Office Openings

Many have heard that FSA offices would be open.  Well that is true but it is only certain offices.  In a press release U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for…
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