Bacon County Ag Update

Asian Soybean Rust-Southeast Georgia

Dr. Bob Kemerait just informed us that Asian Soybean Rust has been found in a sentinel plot at the Southeast Georiga Research and Education Center in Midville. His recommendation is to treat beans younger than R1 (flowering) through R4 (full pod development) with fungicide. Don’t hesitate to call if you…
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Livestock Production Meeting-panels and Facilities

Bacon County Extension and Bacon County Young Farmers will have a joint meeting on August 22. The speaker and sponsor is Justin Jones with All American Panel, LLC.   They are based in Nichols, Georgia and are a distributor of livestock handling equipment. Where: Bacon County High School Ag Classroom…
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Chilli Thrips in Blueberries

Possible Chilli Thrips have been found in Georgia Highbush fields. Specimens are being sent to Dr. Sial for conformation. Chilli Thrip infestations can cause leaf curling and bronzing. Chilli Thrips can go from egg to adult in 10-15 days. Monitor weekly and implement a spray program if 5% of the field has injury…
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Cotton-Whitefly

I have found whiteflies in Cotton today. The adults are very small white flying insects. The nymphs look like football shaped scales and will be on the underside of leaves. The treatment threshold is when the 5th leaf from the top of the cotton plant has 5 or more immature…
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Cotton Policy Update

The following is a cotton policy update from Don Shurley: Background and Summary of Recent Cotton Policy Developments   Don Shurley Cotton Economist/Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics   Under the 2014 farm bill, cotton is not a “covered commodity” and not eligible for the ARC and PLC programs.  Cotton’s “safety…
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