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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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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Should you plant winter annuals?

There are several days within the next week with a good chance of rain in our upcoming forecast. The article below from Dennis Hancock will provide you with some insight on making a decision to plant and what the best option may be. For parts of Georgia and the Southeast, the forecast is…
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Managed Grazing

This is an Article from Progressive Farmer. It is a good illustration of how a change in pasture management can really effect forage production and supplementation. Progressive Farmer — April 2016 Micromanaged Grazing Becky Mills, Contributor A forage system doesn’t have to be big to be effective. James and Barbara Strickland…
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