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  • Southern corn rust has now been confirmed in Wayne and Grady Counties, and as of yesterday, Brooks County, Georgia. Growers should consider protecting corn that has reached tassel stage through dough stage from this disease. We will continue to update growers on the progress of the disease. To view the current status of Southern corn…

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  • As peanuts have emerged and are growing in the early season before bloom, testing the soil for the calcium level in the pegging zone (top 3 inches) is important. This test is to check the calcium levels at a 3-inch depth, where the peanut pegs and pods will be developing.  On our runner varieties, if…

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  • Row crops and melons are moving along, as we are reaching the end of cotton and peanut planting in the county. Wheat harvest got a good start, and slowed down when some of the rain came. Rains have been scattered and it is dry in most of the county at this time; many growers have…

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  • Posted by Dr. Phillip Roberts on May 20, 2022 in Georgia Cotton News Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 6, 2022 in Tifton and June 14, 2022 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…

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  • As of yesterday (June 1), Southern corn rust has been confirmed in Wayne County in Southeast Georgia on early planted corn, R3-R4 growth stage. As of today (June 2), Grady County also has confirmed SCR. At this time, we have not confirmed any Southern corn rust in Worth County. To view the current status of…

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  • We wanted to let you know about an important event for community leaders and organizations across Georgia interested in supporting the mental health and well-being of rural farmers and their families.  From healthcare providers and nonprofits to county officials and faith leaders, the 2022 Farm Stress Conference welcomes all who want to further their efforts in battling farm stress within our…

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  • Most field corn is planted in the county, and now some peanut and cotton planting has begun. As Dr. Kemerait always shares, “Some of the most important decisions growers can make to protect their crop from nematodes and diseases can only be made BEFORE the furrow is closed. Once the furrow is closed, the grower…

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  • Georgia Clean Day The Georgia Pesticide Clean Day will be on May 3, 2022. The event will be held in Houston County at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA. This event is free and open to all statewide commercial/private applicators, commercial contractors, and the pest control industry. It is open to all private/commercial applicators…

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  • The Georgia Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce our next Clean Day pesticide waste collection event. The event will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022, in Houston County at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA. This event is free and open to all statewide commercial/private applicators, commercial contractors, and the pest control industry.…

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  • Georgia Pecan Growers Conference and Trade Show will be March 29-31 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. For more information, contact the Georgia Pecan Growers Association at 229-382-2187 or visit their website at: georgiapecan.org. Utilizing Precision Ag Technology Workshop – March 29 in Statesboro, GA and March 31 in Albany, GA. Registration information…

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