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Weekly County Update 11/19/21

I realized last Friday that I forgot to put up a post for the week so I made myself a note not to forget. Other than conferences and end-of-year reports, there isn’t much going on right now. Cotton: There is a little bit of cotton that needs sprayed but not…
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Weekly County Update 11/5/21

Get your jackets out, it’s supposed to be quite chilly tomorrow (Friday) morning. Don’t forget time changes on Saturday night. The Farmer Appreciation Dinner will be held on November 29th at 6:30 pm here at the Multipurpose Barn behind the Extension Office. Mrs. Cathy emailed the invites out this week….
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Weekly County Update 10/29/21

The Livestock show and pig sale went really well. Thank you to those who came out and participated. We had the highest average ever for our pig sale, it was a great night. This week it’s short and sweet Peanuts: Most are either done or getting close. I would expect…
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Weekly County Update 10/22/21

It has been a busy couple of weeks. First the fair, then Expo, now we have the Tift County Fall Livestock Show this weekend. I think I’m going to go on vacation for the entire month of October next year, who is with me? Here’s where we are at. Peanuts:…
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Weekly County Update 10/8/21

I’ll be in Perry several days over the next two weeks for the Georgia National Fair Livestock Shows. Most of you know this but for those who don’t, I am in charge of the 4-H Livestock Programs for Tift County and the Fair is one of our largest livestock shows…
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Weekly County Update 10/1/2021

Peanuts: So far the peanuts are still looking good. the first dug was a little dirty but now we’re starting to get away from that. The grades I’m hearing are pretty good, the mid to high 70s and some in the low 80s. No yield numbers yet but the estimates…
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Weekly County Update 9/24/21

Peanuts: Diggers are digging. A little bit of rain slowed things early in the week but has since backed off. The long-range forecast is showing it a little cooler at night and drier. We pushed several fields on into the 145-day range because of the weather but the samples looked…
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Weekly County Update 9/17/21

Peanuts: Diggers are starting to be seen more and more. The majority of the May peanuts have been tracking along the 140-143 day range. Again every circumstance is different. Diseased peanuts may have to be dug a little sooner to maximize the crop. Late leafspot has been a terror this…
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Weekly County Update 9/10/21

I hope everyone had a good Labor Day. I missed the blog posting last week. Things got a little busy and I wasn’t able to get something written in time. I had my little scout with me again this past Monday. We were looking for white mold in peanuts and…
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Weekly County Update 8/27/21

A few of us took a trip Tuesday over to a place called Vidette which is just outside of Louisville to talk with Dr. Alton Walker about his cover crops. Alton has been using no-tillage and a variety of cover crop rotations for several years in order to build up…
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