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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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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