Bacon County Ag Update

Peanut Maturity Equipment

Bacon County Peanuts Growers, Please be aware of the available equipment for peanut maturity testing. All this equipment can be rented out through Mrs. Sharon. Do not hesitate to come by and use this equipment to check the progress of your equipment. With that said wait to sample fields to test for…
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Peanut Weed Update

Here is a recent post from Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Specialist, on late season weed concerns in peanut: 1) Can I tank-mix Mn fertilizers with herbicides and/or fungicides? Recent research from NC State University indicated that manganese did not affect the efficacy of Select, Poast, Cadre, Pursuit, 2,4-DB, Abound,…
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Severe drought returns to Georgia

Here is a post from the UGA Climatologist Pam Knox, The National Drought Monitor released their latest drought map yesterday and severe drought (D2–dark tan on drought map) showed up for the first time in Georgia since March 19, 2013.  Two small areas in south central and southwest Georgia were identified…
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Protecting Stored Grains

Here is an update from UGA Extension Entomologist Dr. Michael Toews on stored grain protectants: “Grain protectants, insecticides labeled for application to raw grain, are intended to prevent stored grain insect infestations as opposed to treating existing infestations. These products should not be applied before sending grain through the drier…
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Critical Water Usage in Peanuts

The first week of August (if the peanuts were planted by May 1), is the peak of the water use curve, requiring about 2.1 inches per week.  The good news is that we’re about to move past the peak water use period and start requiring less water.  If your peanuts…
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