Bacon County Ag Update

Monitoring and Management of Blueberry Gall Midge

Listed below is a Gall Midge update from Dr. Ash Sial We have received several reports of blueberry gall midge infestations over the past few weeks. Blueberry gall midge, Dasineura oxycoccana (Johnson) (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) was first identified as a pest of rabbiteye blueberries in the southeastern United States in early…
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Blueberry Disease risk from cold damage.

Here is a summary of a couple updates from Phil Brannen (UGA Extension Pathologist) regarding disease risk from cold damage. Botrytis After the cold we experienced the last couple several nights, we may have  cold-damaged blooms/shoots.  The weather forecast for today and tomorrow predict temperatures in the 70’s.  This will…
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Update on Cotton Marketing Opportunity

Good Market Oportunity—Through TOMORROW, February 19   Thus far, the cotton market (May15 futures) is up 2 cents this week.  This will lower the LDP/MLG beginning February 20 through February 26.   The LDP/MLG is currently 4.24 cents through the close of business Thursday, February 19.    Currently, based on how…
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Peanut Maturity Equipment

Bacon County Peanuts Growers, Please be aware of the available equipment for peanut maturity testing. All this equipment can be rented out through Mrs. Sharon. Do not hesitate to come by and use this equipment to check the progress of your equipment. With that said wait to sample fields to test for…
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Peanut Weed Update

Here is a recent post from Dr. Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Specialist, on late season weed concerns in peanut: 1) Can I tank-mix Mn fertilizers with herbicides and/or fungicides? Recent research from NC State University indicated that manganese did not affect the efficacy of Select, Poast, Cadre, Pursuit, 2,4-DB, Abound,…
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Severe drought returns to Georgia

Here is a post from the UGA Climatologist Pam Knox, The National Drought Monitor released their latest drought map yesterday and severe drought (D2–dark tan on drought map) showed up for the first time in Georgia since March 19, 2013.  Two small areas in south central and southwest Georgia were identified…
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