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  • We are planning the Worth County Extension Educational Production meetings for 2022. Following are the meetings that are scheduled: January 24, 2022 – Worth County Extension Peanut Production meeting @ 6:00 p.m. (Speakers – Dr. Scott Monfort and Dr. Mark Abney) February 3, 2022 – Worth County Extension Row Crop Weed Mgmt. meeting @ 12:00…

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  • National Farmers Day and Georgia Peanut Festival Peanuts are a big part of Worth County’s agriculture and an important commodity in our state. Worth County is known for its peanut production and impact on the economy, but we would not have this recognition if it weren’t for our farmers. This week, National Farmers Day was…

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  • Harvest season is here! Corn, soybean, peanut, and cotton harvest time, and pecans will be following soon. This week dust is flying as peanuts are being dug and harvested in the county. Pictured below are some things you might be seeing in the next few weeks. This week we harvested a couple of peanut trials…

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  • Fall is here and we have had some cooler nights, but good sunshine the last couple of days. Diggers are back in the field in some places and some peanut picking has resumed. Many have been attending the Extension peanut maturity clinics at our locations in the county (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings), and we…

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  • Peanuts Worth County Extension has been hosting peanut maturity clinics at locations in the county and also at the Extension Office since late August. Quite a few fields are nearing maturity at this time and digging/inverting has begun in some fields. Many of the samples we have checked are showing normal maturity, but a few…

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  • We have seen some issues in peanut and cotton growth due to wet soil conditions this season. Most peanut fields have very good growth except in wetter areas. Cotton on the other hand has had more issues and stresses. We have good looking cotton fields, and those that appear to be struggling. Rainy weather and…

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  • CROP UPDATE Earlier planted corn is mature and harvest has begun this week in the county. Hope our growers have a good harvest season as we get into it. It is still wet across much of the county, but field activity is hopping in fields that growers can run equipment. Many things are happening now.…

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  • Crop Disease Update – Notes from Dr. Bob Kemerait Soybean rust has been confirmed in sentinel plots in Tift County and Toombs County. Soybean growers with good yield potential should strongly consider spraying a fungicide if the soybeans are between R3 (early pod stage) and R6 (full seed stage). Conditions are favorable for target spot…

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  • We have been receiving rain from Tropical Storm Elsa as she moved through our area. Field activity has been delayed. Prior to the storm, many growers were making applications for weed control and diseases. While the rain has been good for our crops, we expect disease pressure to be on the increase. Growers should remain…

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  • Crop Disease and Insect Update Disease Update (Dr. Bob Kemerait) Southern Corn Rust found yesterday in Terrell County. This is a new detection moving slightly north; corn farmers in South Georgia have been dealing with this disease since early June, corn growers in north Georgia should be vigilant. Conditions now are absolutely perfect for southern…

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