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Wheat Production

Wheat Production – Etheredge, Lee Here’s an excerpt from the new UGA Wheat production guide which will be finished up and online soon. I’ll alert everyone when it is. Here are a few critical points to consider in preparation for the 2019-2020 wheat season: 1) Prepare ground well in advance…
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Crop Disease Update from Dr. Bob Kemeriat

Row Crop Disease Update – Kemeriat Travelling across the state, I am seeing a significant amount of “regrowth” on cotton after the lint has been picked.  In many cases the stalks have already been mowed; however there the plants are growing again.  There are several points for you to consider…
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Free Nematode Sampling Opportunity

If you have peanut or cotton fields that you have had nematode problems with in the past, a researcher at UGA is looking for fields to sample for the nematode Meloidogyne enterbolii. The sample would also be tested for root knot nematodes. It is probably too dry to sample any…
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FSA-UGA Producer Meetings

FSA-UGA Producer Meetings                                                     Rabinowitz From October 8-11, FSA and UGA Agricultural Economics will be holding joint producer meetings throughout the state on 3 major government…
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Hay & Forage Meeting

The University of Georgia Ben Hill County Extension will be hosting a hay and forage update on October 10th at 6:00 pm at Morehead Country Store in Irwinville. UGA Forage Extension Specialist Dr. Lisa Baxter will be discussing hay quality going into the winter months and winter grazing. If you…
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Nitrate Toxicity in Livestock

Recently, I have received some questions about nitrates in livestock forages. Rain after extended dry periods in pastures and hay fields have been fertilized can increase forage nitrate levels. Nitrate levels above 4,500 ppm in dry forage can be dangerous to cattle and other livestock. Therefore, it is important to…
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Late Season Pecan Irrigation

This extended period of dry weather has raised several questions about late season pecan irrigation. Our University of Georgia pecan specialist, Dr. Lenny Wells, has written a timely piece to help producers make these late season irrigation decisions. Click on the article below.   Late Season Drought: When should you…
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2019 UGA Vegetable Disease Spray Programs

Click on the link below to find the UGA vegetable disease spray programs. Cantaloupe is the 2nd one down and watermelon is the last one listed. This is a great resource; however, I must remind you that this guide may be altered in some cases due to environmental conditions of…
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Thistle Control in Pastures

When it comes to thistle control in pastures, many growers have been missing the boat on acceptable control. The key to thistle control is using the right product at the right time. The best time for any product is at the rosette stage. Remember, you can still get good control…
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Common Questions

Please see some questions that I have been receiving lately. The first two were questions that Dr. Glen Harris had been receiving and he relayed them to growers last night at the cotton meeting. Be aware that soil pH levels are accurate in saturated conditions while in other labs pH…
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