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Weekly County Update 5/14/2021

Planters have been humming this week. I’ve looked at some 12Ys that have come out of the ground screaming and looking good. Climatologists are calling for another active tropical season. The ocean water is warm so they are predicting an early start to the tropical season. The La Nina is…
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Weekly County Update 5/7/21

Dicamba update: Commissioner Gary Black and Dr. Stanley Culpepper went to the EPA in a hard-fought battle to obtain a Georgia state label for Dicamba however they were unsuccessful this year. They are very optimistic about receiving a state label next year, but we must follow the federal dicamba label…
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Cattle Update 5/3/21

It has been a while since I’ve done a cattle market update. Record cattle numbers are being brought to the sale which tells us that the US herd is shrinking. Also, the fact that heifer slaughter is trending higher reinforces the fact that ranchers are not refreshing their herds with…
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Weekly County Update 4/30/21

Tough start to the week. The storm really wrecked peanut beds and washed out planted fields. Herbicides: Cotton: Any Valor and Diuron are almost certainly gone. Nothing changes. Stick to the program. 2 PREs and timely posts. Add Paraquat with PREs if pigweed is up. Peanuts: If you have already…
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Herbicides and Rain

We’re looking at about 7″ across the county from the storm on Saturday. From a herbicide standpoint, the biggest questions are runoff and leaching. If the soil was physically moved around or away from the field then it’s safe to say the herbicides moved with it. If this is the…
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Weekly County Update 4/23/21

Cold weather and the threat of severe storms on Saturday have kept us back some this week but it’s looking like next week should be a full go for most everyone. Here are some things that you can get a head start on before the furrow is closed. Seedling diseases…
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UPW and Paraquat Training List

You can check the UPW and Paraquat training list on the Georgia Department of Ag website. If your name is not found on one of the lists and you have proof you took the corresponding test please let me know so we can get it fixed. If your name is…
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Pecan Fungicide Schedules

Dr. Lenny Wells has put together the best table and schedule for pecan fungicide applications. Here it is. We have broken the cultivars down into 3 main categories (Low, Medium, and High) as seen below. The 4th category–Medium/High — consists of cultivars that could fall into either of these 2…
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Weekly County Update 4/9/21

I’ve reached out to some of you about a sprayer survey that Dr. Prostko and Dr. Virk have sent out. We are looking at some potential research and trainings on sprayer and precision applications so this data will be very helpful in creating that. If you haven’t taken the survey…
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Planting Decisions for Peanuts

To plant or not to plant? That is the question. Several are asking about planting peanuts already so here are some things to keep in mind. Planting this early in April will increase the risk for TSWV so you will need to take precautions like using Thimet, using quality seed,…
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