Tift County Extension Producer Updates

Cotton Layby Sprays

I see a good bit of clean cotton out there so that must mean that the majority of you are being timely with your herbicide sprays. When cotton starts getting taller and bushing out its difficult to spray over the top and still maintain good weed control. You run the…
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Stink Bugs in Cotton

I was talking with Dr. Phillip Roberts yesterday and he was telling me that stinkbug populations may be higher than we have observed in recent years. Once plants begin setting bolls you need to begin monitoring for internal damage. Scout bolls approximately the diameter of a quarter. Bolls of this…
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Weekly County Update 7/12/2019

Its been another busy week here in Tift County. Here are a few updates. Georgia Crop Update Sorghum: Early planted grain sorghum here in Tift that avoided sugar cane aphids. Reminder grain sorghum being planted now behind some of our melon production has the potential for good yields but will…
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Row Crop Disease Update 7/10/2019

Most important thing is to watch the potential development and buildup of a tropical system in the northern Gulf of Mexico that could bring storms to us late in the week.  While the extent and impact of the development of the system is unclear now, it could have significant impact…
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Weekly County Update 07/05/2019

The week of the 4th always seems to be the hottest week of the year and it sure felt like it this week with heat indexes up to 107°. I have bugged some of you with yield and acreage questions over the past few weeks. I sure appreciate the information…
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Peanut LPOST Herbicide Sprays (30-45 DAP)

LPOST Spray (30-45 DAP) Most of you have already or are getting ready for your LPOST peanut spray. Here are a few recommendations that Dr. Prostko has tested for years with proven results. Also, I was in Thomas County for a peanut training a few days ago and saw a…
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2019 Southeastern Hay Contest

It’s time again for producers from all around the Southeast to compete for who has the best hay/baleage around! Winners of the 2019 Southeastern Hay Contest will be announced on the first day of SUNBELT AG EXPO October 15, 2019 The GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the Southeastern Hay Contest (Overall Highest RFQ) will receive the choice of…
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Weekly County Update 6/28/2019

Seems like we looked at more cotton this week than we did anything else. Here are a few things we have been seeing and a few reminders about cotton. Aphids:  They are definitely out there and on cotton. The killing fungus that we like to see move in and take…
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To Pix or Not to Pix?

Cotton in an indeterminate plant that blooms as it grows. Basically, cotton is a tree that we have adapted to grow in one year. Several varieties of cotton can get rank quick if conditions are right and we grow a majority of those excessive vegetative varieties. In order to keep…
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