Tift County Extension Producer Updates

Cattle Update 08/13/2019

Corn, Live Cattle and Feeder Cattle limited down yesterday. This is a rare occurrence. Well, two things just happened. First, we already knew about the World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report that came out yesterday. Corn limited down 25¢ Monday, 15 minutes after the report came out. The…
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Hurricane Outlook 8/12/2019

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced that the Atlantic hurricane season is expected to have above-normal activity. El Nino has ended and that is a big factor in the rise in expected activity because El Nino typically suppresses Atlantic hurricane activity. The above normal probability is at 45%…
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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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Cattle Report 7/29/2019

A USDA report coming on August 12th will give us an update on what the corn situation looks like. I have talked to several people and Kansas still has corn underwater. I have also heard reports of knee-high corn and across the road it is ankle-high. At this point, it…
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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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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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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

You may have noticed that your hayfield looks like it has been through a frost but there has been no frost present in this hot weather. What you are seeing is bronzing. Bronzing is a result of chlorosis and necrosis in the top two to three leaves of your bermudagrass….
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