Bacon County Ag Update

Rain and Temperature effect on Pecan Quality

Below is a post from Lenny Wells on Pecan Quality. Please be advised you may need to invest in some additional Pecan Harvest planning to maintain nut quality.   Unfortunately, our potential for more quality issues has increased this week with the extended periods of rain and warm weather. Here we are in early…
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Georgia Pomegranate Field Day

Bacon County Extension and the Georgia Pomegranate Association will host a field day in Alma Georgia on September 18, 2015.   We will tour Don Wade’s Orchard, Aril Separator Demonstration, UGA Horticulture update and an Update from University of Florida on Disease Control. The field day will begin at 10 am…
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A Late-Summer Look at Pecan Cultivars

Below is another post by Lenny. It discusses several new pecan cultivars of merit. For low input orchards it seems that McMillen may join Amling, Excel, Elliot and Lakota as top picks. Written by Lenny Wells The topic of cultivars is an endless source of discussion for pecan growers. We are…
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Sprayer Coverage

Written by Lenny Wells For those of you who may have missed the GPGA Field Day in Byron, GA last week, I wanted to share with you what I consider one of the most clear-cut demonstrations of sprayer coverage I have ever seen. Many growers use a two-sided air blast…
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Ponds

  I have gotten a lot of calls with either pond weeds or fish kills in the last several days. Fish Kills: Environmental conditions have been ideal for fish kills for several weeks. Most have been caused by nighttime oxygen depletion. These kills usually occur in the early morning hours….
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Peanut maturity testing:

The Bacon County Extension Office will offer Peanut maturity testing this year. Bring a 32 ounce sample that represents each field to the Bacon County Extension office and I will be glad to maturity test them for you. Just call my cell 912-387-5560 or the office to schedule an appointment….
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