Worth County Ag News

Volunteer Peanut Control in Field Corn

Attached below is some information about volunteer peanut control in field corn from Dr. Prostko for those that are dealing with this issue and looking for solutions. Volunteer peanuts that made it through the winter and rains are tough plants. Roundup Ready Corn:  Split applications of glyphosate at least 10…
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Pecan Beginners Course is set for Tuesday, April 16th

Are you a new or beginning pecan grower?  If so, you may be interested in attending the Pecan Beginners Course. The Pecan Beginners Course will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Pre-registration=$10; At the door registration=$15. Click…
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Thrips Predictor Model for Cotton/Peanuts

Attached below is the link to the thrips infestation predictor tool that you can use for your specific area. http://climate.ncsu.edu/CottonTIP Temperature and rainfall are the primary drivers influencing thrips populations. Potential differences could exist by location in your county. Be reminded that the closer you are to the planting date,…
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Crop Update

We have had a lot of cool weather ever since we started planting corn and produce. Temperatures drop down into high 40’s and our soil temperatures are slow to warm up. It is recommended that soil temperatures reach 55 degrees F at 2 inch soil and trending upward before planting…
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Pecan Herbicide Options 1-2 Year Old Trees

Attached is from Dr. Lenny Wells on herbicide program for 1-2 year old trees. Herbicide Program for Young Trees Trees 1‐2 Yrs: At budbreak: Glufosinate + Prowl H20 May/June: Glufosinate or Glyphosate or Paraquat + Flumioxazen (Tuscany, Chateau) August/September: Glufosinate or Glyphosate or Paraquat + Flumioxazen (Tuscany, Chateau)   Also…
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Grain Sorghum Information and Guide

There has been a few calls about interest in planting grain sorghum this year for various reasons. Some important factors to consider are hybrid selection for sugarcane aphid tolerance, maturity, and having seed treated with Concep safener so that Dual herbicide may be used. Grain Sorghum liked well drained soil…
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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Attached below is the meeting date/location/time for the PSA meeting for those growing produce. Any produce grower who grows, packs, harvests, and/or holds covered produce, makes over $25,000 in annual produce sales (on average, based on the past three years of sales), and does not qualify for a Produce Safety…
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2019 Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) Trainings

Cotton growers, the final dates are approaching for area UPW Trainings.  Anyone applying Engenia, XtendiMax or FeXapan must attend one of these trainings.  Also, any person in charge of Enlist One and Enlist Duo in-crop applications must attend.  If you are planning to use this auxin technology and products, and…
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