Appling County Crop E News

Pecan Tree Insurance

A Pecan Tree Insurance Program has been officially approved and implemented by the USDA Risk Management Agency and will be available to growers starting with the 2018 crop year, which begins on July 1, 2017. Growers have been able to insure their pecan crop for several years and now they…
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2017 Pecan Beginners Course Tifton, GA

The Pecan Beginners Course will be held at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton. GA on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. There is a registration fee of $10 . Registration at the door will be $15 until we reach capacity of 300 people. Please pre-register so that we will have a…
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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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2017 UGA Recommended Soybean Varieties

2017 UGA Recommended Soybean Varieties (Freeman and Prostko) The following is the current list of UGA recommended soybean varieties for 2017.  To make it on this list, a soybean variety must 1) perform, at least, at or above the 2-year average in yield across 6 Georgia locations (12-test average); 2)…
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2017 UGA Crop Budgets

2017 UGA Budgets CLICK HERE   At the above link you will find working budgets that you can enter your farm information and numbers into and get a more accurate number. These are only averages. You may have to save the file to your computer to be able to use the…
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2017 Pecan Spray Guide

  2017-Pecan-Spray-Guide Click here   The optimum temperature range for scab infection is 59-77 degrees F and a leaf wetness of about 12 hours. Pecan spray suggestion guide from 2016: 1. Absolute 2. Tebuconazole+Topsin M+Phosphite 3. Absolute+Phosphite 4. Elast/Tin 5. Absolute 6. Elast/Tin 7. Elast/Tin 8. Elast/Tin If rainfall during…
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Appling County Extension Meetings

Appling County Cotton Production Meeting January 19, 2017 at 12 Lunch Tuner Pond House   Appling County Pecan Meeting February 8, 2017 at 12 Lunch Location: Sarah’s Restaurant  in Baxley   Appling County Peanut Meeting March 2, 2017 at 12 Lunch Location: Turners Pond House   Worker Protection Standard Training March 7, 2017…
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Worker Protection Standard Training

February 17, 2017 MEMO TO: Pesticide Handlers FROM: D. Shane Curry, Appling County CEA RE: Worker Protection Standard (WPS)   We will be having a Worker Protection Standard training Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Sarah’s Restaurant. All hired help who must work in a field “where a…
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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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