Tift County Extension Producer Updates

Weekly County Update 9/13/2019

Peanuts: Peanuts have been moving a little closer to the 140-day range. Several are getting dug around the county now. I have only heard of a few grades but they were pretty good, the lower to middle 70s. Be sure to check dry corners of irrigated fields for signs of lesser…
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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 07/29/2019

Peanuts: We have seen white mold, in small quantities, in Tift County. Be vigilant and aggressive with your sprays. There has been a good bit of false white mold scattered around. Pay close attention to the difference. False white mold does not harm the plant; in fact, the real damage…
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New Peanut Maturity Technology

UGA College of Engineering, UGA College of Agriculture, and Georgia Peanut Commission are working on new technology to identify peanut maturity. Years ago we started with the pocket knife scrape, we then moved to the glass bead blast and we currently use a pressure washer with a maturity board. We…
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