Bacon County Ag Update

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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The Problem with Late Stuart Pecaon Budbreak

If you have spent any time in pecan orchards in Georgia over the last couple of weeks you have noticed budbreak progressing on most varieties with one particularly notable exception. At this point Stuart is further behind most other major varieties than I have ever seen it. Why is this?…
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Cotton Market News

This is an excerpt from the Cotton Market News.  Follow the link for the full edition.   The 2016 crop is currently estimated at 17.23 million bales. Acreage abandonment has been low for 2 consecutive years—5½ % for the 2016 crop and 6% for 2015. Assuming 11.5 million acres planted…
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Ag Safety Awareness Week – Animal space

This is day 2 of Ag Safety Awareness Week and the topic of the day is Animal spaces. I will be concentrating on Cattle Handling. Here are some tips when working with Cattle:   – Cattle are herding animals (as are sheep and goats). Consequently they have separation anxiety when separated from…
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Farm Safety Awareness- Confined Spaces

  Todays topic is confined spaces. These typically refer to grain bins and manure pits. Here are some take home messages on these hazards:   Grain Bins   In the past 50 years over 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported. Take care and follow the following safety tips:…
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