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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Weekly County Update 07/26/2019

Finally, some rain came. It brought some relief and a little cooler weather with it. We don’t want it to cool off completely but a break from the 105 heat index is most appreciated. On Tuesday, PhytoGen had a mini field day at a variety plot that they are conducting…
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Weekly County Update 7/19/2019

I hope we get some rain this weekend. Pivots are running as hard as they can and the dryland fields are showing drought stress. Hot and dry brings out the pest. We have been seeing spider mites and some stinkbugs in cotton. Whitefly populations are increasing so be on the…
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