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  • Following is the latest information on weed control in wheat, UGA Programs for Controlling Ryegrass and Wild Radish in 2021/2022 Wheat. There are good programs to consider in your weed management. For other questions, please contact your local County Extension Office.

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  • 2021 Farmer’s Appreciation Dinner We look forward to this event each year. It is a time to recognize and appreciate our Worth County Farmers. The event is Thursday, November 18, 2021. All Worth County farmers should have received an invitation in the mail – please respond to the Sylvester Worth County Chamber of Commerce regarding…

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  • In this Issue – Cotton Defoliation, Small Grains, Asian Longhorned Tick (new pest) Cotton Defoliation Considerations Dr. Camp Hand, our UGA Cotton Agronomist, has updated us on some current considerations for defoliation. With temperatures mostly ranging from the 70’s to the low 50’s, growers that are using a standard 3-way mixture may need to adjust…

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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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  • Dates and Upcoming Events

    Georgia National Fair (Perry, GA) – October 7-17, 2021 – There will be many events and activities going on at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. Youth livestock shows will be taking place each weekend of the fair. Also 4-H and FFA exhibits and mini-booths are on display. If planning to attend the Georgia National…

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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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  • DATES AND EVENTS Sunbelt Expo Field Day – (news from the Sunbelt Ag Expo) It is with much disappointment that the 2021 Field Day scheduled as an in-person event for August 12 has been changed to a VIRTUAL ONLY experience.   While we have given every effort to host the event as an in person experience,…

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