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2019 Watermelon Weed Control

We are getting set to transplant this week and next. We have most of our plastic on the ground and it is much dryer this year than it was this time last year. We got some weed control questions and here are some things to look at: Transplant Small-Bed Mulch…
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Post-Establish Forage Weed Control

We have been looking at recently sprigged pastures this past month to determine weed control needs. We can use Diuron immediately after sprigging, but for most everything else, the pasture needs to be established. So, when is it established? Sprigging Bermuda There are a few ways to look at this….
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Cold for Blueberries

In the last few years, freezing temperature have hurt the state’s overall blueberry crop as these highbush have pollinated and produced a small berry that succumbs to cold injury. With cold weather this week our strawberries and blueberries had to have protection. Cold is not the only factor to consider….
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Monthly Board Meeting

I had to take a picture of these ‘buzzards’ on this irrigation pivot. It was like they were having a meeting one morning before they all went back to work. I sent this picture to UGA Extension Wildlife Specialist Dr. Mike Mengak and asked him about how we reference most…
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Strawberries Taste Good

The strawberries are now ready and it’s been one week of picking and eating. Everybody is talking about how sweet they taste. Mr. Stanley grew a variety called Camarosa. This is one of the 3 main U-Pick varieties and is also very sweet. Camarosa is a mid-season variety where Sweet…
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Wilcox County Livestock Show & Ag Day

This past weekend was the state livestock show, and Wilcox County had great representation there. There was also a local show and ag day before kids took off for Perry. The Wilcox County Livestock Show had 7 pigs and 6 heifers and 1 goat. Young Farmer Advisor Ira Tucker and…
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Grass Tetany

Grass tetany is an issue with magnesium in cattle nutrition. We talked about this some last year. Now is the time when this generally becomes an issue. Here is some detailed information put together by UGA Beef Specialist Dr. Lawton Stewart and North Carolina State Beef Specialist Dr. Deidre Harmon:…
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Pecan Beginners Course – April 16

The Pecan Beginners Course will be held on April 16, 2019 from 8:30am-4:30pm at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. See agenda below. Pre-Registration = $10. Day-of Registration at door = $15 Register here Beginner’s Pecan Production Course Agenda 9:00     Welcome                                                                                       9:10       Cost of Pecan Production – Lenny Wells,…
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Winter Wheat Update

Our winter wheat situation is unique and good at the same time. Lots of our wheat fields were planted in October for the purpose of cover crop. All of these were of course broadcast. Due to the timing and the look of other things, growers have decided to carry it…
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