Tift County Extension Producer Updates

Hurricane Dorian

Dorian, and it is currently passing through the western Atlantic with an expected turn to the northwest coming soon. This will bring the storm close to Puerto Rico and Hispaniola, most likely as a weak hurricane. After that, what happens is very uncertain. The biggest question is how much of…
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Whiteflies in Vegetables

The cornerstone chemistries for whiteflies are still the Group 4 (Venom, Assail, Actara, Sivanto and pre-mixes containing these products) and Group 28 (Coragen, Verimark, Exirel) insecticides, with some exceptions. Both of these groups appear to be providing 2 to 3 weeks of control when put in the root zone and…
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2018 Farm Gate Results

I was able to finish the Farm Gate survey for 2018 a while back but just recently I have been able to get all of the data compiled where it can be examined. Thank you all for being open and honest with your production numbers. I was able to pull…
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Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Maturity Meeting

Dr. Jared Whitaker and Dr. Scott Monfort will be at the Extension office Friday, August 23rd for cotton defoliation and peanut maturity talk. Breakfast: 7:30 am (Donuts and coffee) Start Meeting: 8:00 am   **Pesticide credits have been applied for.    
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Cattle Update 08/13/2019

Corn, Live Cattle and Feeder Cattle limited down yesterday. This is a rare occurrence. Well, two things just happened. First, we already knew about the World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report that came out yesterday. Corn limited down 25¢ Monday, 15 minutes after the report came out. The…
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Hurricane Outlook 8/12/2019

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that the Atlantic hurricane season is expected to have above-normal activity. El Nino has ended and that is a big factor in the rise in expected activity because El Nino typically suppresses Atlantic hurricane activity. The above normal probability is at 45%…
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