Bacon County Ag Update

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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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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Federal Marketing Order for Pecans Passes

See release from USDA below: WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing that pecan growers have voted to establish a Federal marketing order for pecans grown in 15 states. In a referendum conducted March 9 through March 30, 2016, a majority of…
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Phylloxera control in Pecans

written by Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist Bud break of pecan has arrived in south Georgia and if you have had problems with phylloxera in the past, it is time to consider making an application for this pest. The southern pecan leaf phylloxera, is a tiny aphid-like insect that feeds…
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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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