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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Blue-Green Alage

Blue-green algae is a common algae that grows in many ponds, lakes, and other water sources throughout the world. Under certain conditions, such as drought or high phosphorous and nitrogen in the water, these algae can reproduce at an alarming rate creating an “algal bloom” from which several issues can arise….
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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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Georgia Citrus Scouting

Most of our groves are to young to be commercially productive, so sprays may be less intensive, but some may be necessary. Jake Price doesn’t mention the Asian Citrus Psyllid as a pest to scout for. Dr. Phil Brannen says the insect can be found in Coastal Georgia Counties now. Based on…
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Tobacco thrips Monitoring: March 30-April 13

Tobacco thrips numbers declined at five of our six trapping locations last week. This does not mean that thrips flights are over or that peanuts are safe from injury. Thrips dispersal is still occurring, and seedling peanuts emerging over the next couple of weeks will be exposed to adult thrips…
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