Bacon County Ag Update

Thrips Monitoring in Peanut

Below is an update from Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist. It will come as no surprise to anyone who has been walking through peanut and cotton fields over the last seven days, but tobacco thrips are still on the move. While there is no definitive answer to the question…
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Marginal Leaf Scorch- Farthing

We have had several reports of Marginal leaf Scorch on Farthing this year. Several of the samples have tested positive for Xylella. Below are some comments from UFL on Farthing and Meadowlark regarding Xylella. Dr. Jim Olmstead, University of  Florida, has indicated that he does not consider Farthing to have issues…
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Bayer Luna Products

If any of you decide to use any of Bayer’s Luna products, hopefully this chart developed by Annemiek Schilder (Michigan State) will help you make sure that you are using the correct product.  
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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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Can cotton’s unfortunate policy situation ever be changed?

  • For cotton, this present farm bill has been criticized for essentially providing no “safety net” when compared to the previous 2008 farm bill.
  • We need to look at the subsidies being provided in other countries and make sure US agriculture is provided a level playing field.

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Youth Summer Job Opening

Several paid interns are needed this summer by the entomology department to work on Spotted Wing Drosophila projects in the Bacon County Area. See the ad below.   Summer Job Opportunities (May 2016-August 2016)   The University of Georgia’s Fruit Entomology Lab is currently recruiting for research assistant positions for the summer 2016….
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