Appling County Crop E News

Update on Peanut Disease 2016

Update on Peanut Disease 2016 Though still approximately 6 weeks away from the general start of the planting season, there are  issues regarding management of peanut diseases and nematodes affecting peanut that deserve attention now. Choosing the right variety.  Most of our acreage will be planted in ‘Georgia-06G’ and this…
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2nd Annual Farmers Unite in Prayer

  2nd Annual Farmers Unite in Prayer March 12, 2016 Appling County Elementary School 6pm Speakers: Bro. Earl Wiggins, Bro. Billy Bratton, Bro. David Barber, Bro. Brian Brazzell, and Bro. Rick Brown Singers: Glenn and Sherry Beach   And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding…
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2016 Georgia Junior National Livestock Show

Below are pictures from the 2016 Georgia Junior Livestock Show in Perry, GA. Our Appling County youth did very well and I could not be more proud of all their hard work. Over 1,000 youth were in Perry this year just showing hogs! That number doesn’t include the youth that…
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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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