Bacon County Ag Update

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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Herbicide Drift on Pecans

May 18, 2017 | Written by Lenny Wells Well, since May has come around again, the annual calls on herbicide drift have been pouring in. Row crop fields are being burnt down in the wind and drift has been the main call to my phone for the last 2 weeks. This is…
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Monitor your field moisture levels

You may need to increase your irrigation frequency or application rate. I am thinking of several of the blueberry fields that I have visited in the last several days, but this information applies to anything else you are trying to grow. Our daytime temperatures are rising as we head into summer, couple this…
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Georgia Citrus Scouting

Most of our groves are to young to be commercially productive, so sprays may be less intensive, but some may be necessary. Jake Price doesn’t mention the Asian Citrus Psyllid as a pest to scout for. Dr. Phil Brannen says the insect can be found in Coastal Georgia Counties now. Based on…
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