Bacon County Ag Update

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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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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How to customize which post you receive

I try to share as much information on major agronomic crops as possible through Bacon Ag Update. I do realize that many of you focus on one or only a handful of crops. If you would rather receive updates on specific categories your interested in follow the steps below to customize your…
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Blueberry Frost Protection

I know its 67° outside today, but we will have cold weather eventually. Below is a new fact sheet from University of Florida Extension. It discusses the economics of Frost Protection and a relatively new concept termed “Precision Frost Protection”.  Hopefully, this article will provide you with some additional information to tweak…
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Irrigating Corn

Corn is a plant that is a little unforgiving.   Reducing stress is certainly the key to capturing yield potential and profit. Moisture management at an early age is key to managing plant stress.
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USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REEP)

There are some Energy Efficiency Grant funds available through the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REEP). This program is available to increase the energy efficiency Irrigation pumps, Poultry Houses, and Dairy farms. Irrigation Pumps- Used to convert from diesel to electric. Possibly it could be used to upgrade to more…
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