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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.

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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Reminder About Production Meetings

We have several production updates and other meetings coming up this winter and spring: January 29 Area Cotton Update (Macon County Extension, 12 pm) January 30 2018 Georgia/Florida Soybean & Small Grain Expo (Georgia National Fairgrounds) February 8 Area Corn & Soybean Update (Macon County Extension, 12 pm) February 14…
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Cotton Variety Selection

Choosing the right cotton variety for your farm is one of the most important decisions you will make in a growing season.  Our Cotton team and County Agents across south Georgia do a great job with on farm variety trials.  These trials give us the ability to look at multiple…
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