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Painful Reality Check of $159

I want to share this article written by Casey Cox, Growing America which was published on January 8, 2019. It is of course heartbreaking and so difficult to fathom this destruction and damage: Imagine if you are preparing for this season’s harvest and, overnight, the price of corn drops to $0.09 / bushel….
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Water Split in Pecan

From Dr. Lenny Wells This is just a reminder that given the recent rain and the stage the pecans are in, if you have not seen it already, you we will likely be seeing water stage fruit split on many varieties over the next couple weeks. Water stage fruit-split of…
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Rain Delays and Weed Control (Prostko)

The frequent rain showers we have had over the last month or so have caused many problems with growers who have not been able to get in the field to make pesticide applications.  Since its now July 20 and getting late for just about everything, here are a few things…
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More Rain Less Harvest

As we approached November, growers made the comment that this was a season we were ready to put in the books. And then it started raining, and raining and raining. We’ve had a few sunny days since this picture was taken on Nov 19th. This is what Wilcox County looks…
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Row Crop Update with Hurricane Arrival

Growers are in the field trying to get what they can. We’ve been picking peanuts hard this last week and a half in Wilcox County thanks to a little rain 2 weeks back. I really think we’ve got all of the early planted peanuts out of the ground and picked….
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Update on Hurricane Florence

This is the same week that Hurricane Irma came through last year. It looks like Florence may not impact us at all. Here is the most recent update from UGA Climatologist Pam Knox this morning: Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning just before 8 am near Wilmington NC, almost exactly…
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Rain, Rain….

We’ve had so much rain for the month of July and August when we should be getting dry. It seems like every afternoon it’s raining at some point. It makes it difficult when we’re trying to put out fungicide on peanuts and pecans and plant growth regulators on cotton since those compounds…
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Last Frost?

This picture is actually from March 15th frost, but we had a little bit of a frost this morning too. With Easter just a week away, this maybe the last one. We had an inch or more of rain Sunday/Monday and it has slowed us in the field a little…
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