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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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ARC/PLC Programs

UGA Ag Econ Extension has three new publications related to the ARC/PLC decision process.  These publications are designed to help producers and landowners with base acres make informed decisions related to the 2018 Farm Bill.  Remember, the first deadline with FSA is March 15, 2020. 1.       Eligibility and Payments under the…
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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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Preparing for Fall through Winter Calving and Breeding

Written below is the latest post from the Beef Tips ‘n Advice blog. https://site.extension.uga.edu/beef/ By Jason Duggin (UGA Beef Extension Specialist) “Has the hay you plan to feed this winter been tested?  If so, you have the tools necessary to help maintain appropriate body condition for your herd and better…
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Armyworms in Temporary Winter Grazing

There has been some calls on checking some wheat, rye, and oats cover crop/grazing where bare spots in the field have been noticed. Several fields of cover crop/grazing have been checked this week and we have seen a high population of armyworms (fall, yellowstriped, beet, southern) feeding extensively in the…
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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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Cotton Defoliation (2nd Application/Re-growth)

There have been some questions about rates for defoliation when treating re-growth of cotton. It depends on how long it has been since initial defoliation application, rain, and the severity of the re-growth when determining rates. It would be best just to harvest the crop if not much re-growth is…
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