Appling County Crop E News

Problems in Oats and Forages

I’ve looked at some oats in our area and received calls about fields turning a red to purple color. Reddening in oats can be the result of several unrelated actions. In most cases, the color expression is due to a group of sugar free pigments called anthocyanidins. According to Dr. Dewey Lee, when there is an…
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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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2016 Cotton Weed Control

2016 cotton weed control guide below. Click on the images to enlarge. Keys to successful weed control: Do not plant into pigweed. Start clean! Scout fields before planting. If any pigweeds are coming up apply paraquat + crop oil or a surfactant at least 3-5 days before planting. Spraying paraquat ahead of planting will…
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2016 Crop Budgets

2016 crop budgets. All the working budgets are online at: UGA Budgets .  You can change the numbers and add your own on the website. This is only an average and numbers may vary from farm to farm. This is simply a tool to help make decisions. However, I think we all can agree…
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Blueberry Cold Injury Information

The following is largely a synopsis of information previously provided by Gerard Krewer (UGA Professor Emeritus and consultant), Bill Cline (NC State), Dave Lockwood (Univ. of TN), Danny Stanaland (retired county agent and consultant) and Phil Brannon regarding a suggested response to cold damage on blueberries and the potential threat…
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Out On The Farm

The Out on The Farm Post is where I post about different things I see in the county or when traveling. It may be educational, funny, or both. Enjoy. I always think it’s fascinating at some of the calls and questions I receive. I went to look at this tree to…
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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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Low Chill Hours in Blueberries and Using Dormex

We’ve received a very low amount of chill hours compared to previous years. What does this mean for blueberry growers? Below shows the chill hours from October to January 5 for the past seven years. This information is from Jeffrey G. Williamson, Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of…
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