Appling County Crop E News

Determining Pesticide Applicator Certification Status

Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant crops or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant crops in Georgia, growers must attend “Using Pesticides Wisely.” You can double check to see if you are certified by going to the link below and searching for your name. If you are listed as having attended…
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Mummy Berry Warning

From Dr. Phil Brannon: Blueberry growers, there are reports from the southern region of the state which indicate that leaves are starting to emerge on rabbiteye blueberries. This is truly an early leaf emergence for rabbiteyes, likely due to the exceptionally warm weather we are now experiencing. Blooms may not…
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Bacterial Blight of Cotton

Bacterial blight was officially confirmed in Appling County Thursday September 1 by Dr. Kemerait from samples collected by a consultant. Prior samples I sent in to the lab from the same field came back positive for target spot and Cercospora leaf spot. Cercospora leaf spot, like Stemphylium leaf spot, typically occurs in fields…
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August 2016 Farm Update

Cotton Target spot of cotton is severe in a number of places in Georgia, but also in other states as well as in Tennessee, Mississippi and others. Dr. Kemerait is seeing effective results in his trials from use of timely fungicide applications. Should every grower spray for target spot? Not necessarily. …
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What Else Is Happening?

What else is going on? This blog post is for entertainment only. It doesn’t really have anything to do with ag. However, I’ve found out over the years in doing radio, news articles and blogs that I get more response and comments when I tell a story or make a…
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Auxin Herbicide Trainings

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides 2,4-D or dicamba are nearing commercialization. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton or soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton or soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely.” The training will focus…
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Charles Davis Wins Excellence in Agriculture Award

On Tuesday January 26, 2016 at the Chamber of Commerce Banquet I had the honor of presenting Mr. Charles Davis with the Excellence in Agriculture Award.   The speech from Tuesday night: “Tonight’s winner has been very active the community. He was one of the original charter members of the Piney…
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Mens’ Wild Game Supper

Mens’ Wild Game Supper. Saturday January 23, 2016 at Crossties 2775 Blackshear Hwy, Baxley, GA 31513 Outdoor Events starting at 4pm. Supper starts at 6pm. Door Prizes and Guest Speaker to Follow. Sponsored by Ten Mile Creek Baptist Church. For Tickets and Information Call 912-367-3995  
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