Appling County Crop E News

Freeze Protecting Blueberries. What Went Wrong?

  On February 12 blueberries looked like this: On February 13 blueberries looked like this: And the below pictures were taken on February 23. You can easily see the freeze damage in the blueberries even though this field was freeze protected.   Why are we seeing damage if the plants…
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Using Acid to Clean Out Drip Lines in Blueberries

How much acid can be used to clean out drip lines in blueberries? A link is provided at the bottom for a calculator to assist you. I asked Dr. Erik Smith this question and here is his response: “I used 100 meq/L for the alkalinity and the initial pH of 7.0….
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Winter Feeding For Cattle

As we hunker down for a frigid cold snap in late February, we need to keep an eye out for issues with winter feeding programs. A potential perfect storm of events may occur over then next several days that can cause serious health issues and potential death. 1. Cattle nutrient…
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2015 UGA Crop Budgets

The 2015 crop budgets are available. Click here for more budgets. These are developed by Nathan Smith and Amanda Smith, UGA Ag Economists. Prices are an average from information received from multiple sources and chemical/fertilizer dealers. You have the option of putting your own numbers in the format.
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2014 Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day A Success!

This post is a little late, but we had another great Southeast Georgia Pecan Field Day this year with over 200 people attending. The field day was held at the Parker Brothers orchard in Baxley, GA. Below is the agenda from the field day and pictures: Welcome and intro………………………Shane Curry, Appling…
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Georgia National Fair Hog Show

Georgia National Fair Anna Kate Folsom, Jr Breeding Gilt Show Commercial Gilts, 1st place Macy Hataway, Jr Breeding Gilt Show, Commercial Gilts, 2nd place Michael White, Jr Market Swine Show Jr Swine Show – Gilt Div VIII Class 22, 7th place Lilly Altman, Jr Market Swine Show Jr Swine Show…
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Out On The Farm

Pecan harvest is in full swing across Appling County and Georgia. I stopped by one of our local shellers the other day to see how the season was going. I was happy to find out they’re now making pecan brittle. It’s delicious if you’re wondering! They also have a full line…
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