Bacon County Ag Update

About Cole Madray

2017 Summer Intern for Bacon County

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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Fire Ant Control

There are three major treatments for problematic fire ants: individual mound treatment, baits, and broadcast granulars. Each treatment has its own advantages and disadvantages and therefore work best in certain contexts. Individual mound treatments Individual mound treatments are just that, insecticides applied to a specific problem mound. These are useful…
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Pecan Insect Update

Below is a very important update for pecan growers sent by Lenny Wells. Here is an insect update from Dr. Will Hudson: “A number of growers have called asking if they need to reapply their insecticide treatments for budmoth.  The answer is yes, definitely.  There are several (5-6) generations for…
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Blue-Green Alage

Blue-green algae is a common algae that grows in many ponds, lakes, and other water sources throughout the world. Under certain conditions, such as drought or high phosphorous and nitrogen in the water, these algae can reproduce at an alarming rate creating an “algal bloom” from which several issues can arise….
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