Tift County Extension Producer Updates

Weekly County Update 8/02/2019

I spent this past weekend in Hiawassee at the Georgia Cattlemen’s Summer Conference. It was great! No gnats and it was about 60° every morning. During the conference, I was able to meet with cattle producer across the state and gain some insightful knowledge on what is up and coming…
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Row Crop Disease Update 7/10/2019

Most important thing is to watch the potential development and buildup of a tropical system in the northern Gulf of Mexico that could bring storms to us late in the week.  While the extent and impact of the development of the system is unclear now, it could have significant impact…
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Southern Corn Rust Found

Dr. Bob Kemeriat has confirmed our first southern corn rust in Georgia for this season. Late to arrive, but it’s here now and weather conditions are favorable for it to spread.  Only one field is known (Baker County) but it could easily be anywhere in SW Georgia. Any corn not…
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2019 Corn Silage & Forage Field Day

UGA and UF will hold the Corn Silage & Forage Field Day on June 20th at the Tifton Conference Center (RDC). This field day is free of charge with lunch provided. If you currently are in a forage system or are considering it, this is a good way to get some current information from our specialist.
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Volunteer Peanut Control in Field Corn

Volunteer peanuts emerge from seeds that have been left over and made it through the winter. They can be super tough to deal with. Dr. Prostko gives some tips on how to manage volunteer peanuts. Roundup Ready Corn:  Split applications of glyphosate at least 10 days apart.  Glyphosate can be…
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