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Peanut Update

There has been a lot of harvesting of peanuts in Worth County this week. With this, we have been checking a lot of peanut maturity samples. Even with the heat speeding up cotton maturity, peanuts appear to be on schedule as normal. There are some dryland fields and different situations…
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Farm Recovery Block Grants – Enrollment Begins Next Week

Enrollment opens on March 18, 2020 and closes on April 8, 2020. Following is information from the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The link to access application and information is: farmrecovery.com. The Georgia Department of Agriculture will begin accepting online applications for the $347 million in block grant funds on March…
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2020 Corn Production Guide and Corn Planting Update

Attached below is a link to the 2020 UGA Corn Production Guide for your reference. https://grains.caes.uga.edu/content/dam/caes-subsite/grains/docs/corn/2020-Corn-Production-Guide.pdf Fields are very wet and delaying our burndown timing for getting ready for corn planting. When fields get to where we can get in them, some options for burndown could include glyphosate + atrazine…
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Planting Pecan Tree Demonstration

Attached is a video demonstration on how to best plant pecan trees from Dr. Lenny Wells (UGA Pecan Specialist) and some key points to remember. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoY49JQwm2A&feature=youtu.be   Key points to remember: 1-Prune lateral roots to 3-4″ 2-Prune the taproot to 2 ft in length. The taproot on the tree in…
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Georgia Cotton Commission’s 13th Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop

Cotton growers and other interested parties, make plans to attend next Wednesday, January 29, 2020.  The GA Cotton Commission Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Please register at the following link to help in planning for breaks and lunch:…
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Fertilizing Wheat

Please see this information from Rome Ethredge, interim UGA Grain Agronomist, on fertilizing wheat. Pre-plant Nitrogen fertilizer will depend mostly on what was just harvested from the field this season.  Below are recommended N amounts: Cotton – 35 to 40 lbs/ac Corn or Fallow – 30 to 35  lbs/ac Soybeans – 15…
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2019 Farmer Appreciation Banquet

The annual Farmer Appreciation Banquet was held Thursday, November 21 at the Worth County Ag Pavilion.  We are thankful to all of our Worth County farmers that impact our county and local community with their daily way of life.  Mr. Wayne Burdette was named the Senior Farmer of the Year,…
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Wheat Planting

Please read below from Rome Ethredge (UGA Interim Grain Agronomist) on wheat planting tips.  Wheat Planting Time The optimum window for wheat planting for grain in Georgia is typically within one week before or after the average first frost date for a given area. Planting during the appropriate time for…
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Cover Crop Resources

A lot of people are planting cover crops and getting them established right after harvest of cotton or peanuts. Small grains (wheat, oats, rye) and legume (clover, vetch) mixes are common and very beneficial. Cover crops are a great way to give some added nitrogen leading into the next crop…
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