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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.

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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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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