Bacon County Ag Update

Anthracnose found in blooms and Green fruit

We have one confirmed case of Anthracnose already this year in Bacon County and another site that has similar looking fruit.  At one site blooms were infected also. This is very early for blueberry. We typically don’t see this on blooms and green fruit.  According to Dr. Phil Brannen this years’ weather conditions have…
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Healthcare opportunity for your farm workers.

Our office received a call from Sandy Hand with East Ga. Health Care this morning. She wanted to make sure Bacon County Farmers were aware of their services. Below is a summary of their services. East Ga. Healthcare Center is a doctor’s office located in Baxley which has a sliding scale for lower income…
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New fungicide labeled for Fruit Crops

EPA has approved Bayer Luna Tranquility for a number of crops. Some that are of the most interest to us is Blueberry, Blackberry and Muscadine.  The blueberry label has claims for the treatment of botrytis, powdery mildew, phomopsis and leaf spot. Phil Brannen, UGA pathologist says that there is known…
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Phylloxera control in Pecans

written by Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist Bud break of pecan has arrived in south Georgia and if you have had problems with phylloxera in the past, it is time to consider making an application for this pest. The southern pecan leaf phylloxera, is a tiny aphid-like insect that feeds…
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Assistive Technology Expo will be held in Tifton Ga.

  We are holding a special event that we would like to invite you to.  Next month we are hosting an Assistive Technology Expo in Tifton Georgia.  You will be able to see tractor lifts, automatic gates, UTV’s and many more items that can make farming easier for individuals with…
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