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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It’s already time for crabgrass and dogfennel

I have seen crabgrass sprouting and dogfennel greening up this week! Our warm winter temperatures have sped up our timeline for pre emergence herbicide applications to our fields. Crabgrass and other annual grasses will begin to germinate when soil temperatures are above 55° our 2 inch soil temperatures have been…
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Winter lawn weeds

This is a good time of year to treat annual winter weeds in your lawn. One of the most common weeds brought to me for identification is Burweed. Key identification characteristics of lawn burweed are: 1) opposite, sparsely hairy leaves that are divided into numerous segments, b) small inconspicuous flowers and…
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