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  • Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 5, 2023 in Tifton and June 13, 2023 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean. These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures. The training will serve as an introduction to insect monitoring for new…

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  • Know Your Risk and Plan for It Planting of cotton and peanuts is still progressing in the county. Many fields have been planted already. We have been encouraging the use of risk models for peanuts for quite some time now, and there is also a risk model for cotton. Peanut Rx is available online for…

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  • Thrips and TSWV Management Reminders for 2023 – Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist Peanut planting time has arrived in Georgia, and that means thrips season is here as well. Many of the decisions a peanut grower makes at planting will affect the risk of thrips infestation and the risk of Tomato spotted wilt disease.…

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  • CORN Much of the field corn is planted and on its way. As it progresses, irrigation scheduling will help in maximizing growth and yield. Following is the water use graph and a weekly use chart to assist in determining the crop needs. Scheduling methods can vary from farm to farm, but it is important to…

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  • Many of our peanut growers are preparing for the upcoming season, but now is the time to consider and apply for the 2022 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club. Worth County has been well represented in past years in this high yield recognition for growers. In short, there are 3 acreage categories of growers: 100 to 299.9…

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  • Many growers have been attending our crop production meetings in January and February. We have one more planned meeting on March 21 at 12:00 noon – Worth County Extension Row Crop Disease meeting. Some hard copies of production guides are available now at the Worth County Extension office, but if you would like to access…

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  • We are looking forward to seeing you at some of these upcoming meetings and events listed below. Upcoming Worth County Extension Production Meetings Other Worth County Meetings and Events Other Meetings of Interest “All About the Pod” podcast If you have not heard this, you don’t want to miss it. Our own Macie Wheeler, UGA…

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  • Conditions are very dry! As Hurricane Ian turned east, we missed what could have been excessive rain and winds at a critical time of harvest. However, no rains for the last 3 to 4 weeks, and winds from the storm have resulted in extremely dry conditions. This weather is favorable for cotton picking and for…

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  • There is an NGO that is petitioning the US EPA to revoke all food tolerances for the organophosphate class of chemistry. See the article below for details and to share comments with the EPA. Peanut Maturity Clinics We have been set up at the Extension office to check peanut maturity samples. Beginning on Tuesday, September…

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  • Upcoming Dates and Events

    Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day – Wednesday, September 7 The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, in Tifton, Georgia. The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Tifton Campus Conference…

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