Brooks County Ag Connection

Update – Asian Soybean Rust

Just wanted to give you update on the 2017 monitoring for Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) in Sentinel plots.   As of yesterday, Asian Soybean Rust was found on kudzu in Sentinel plots in Brooks County.  Kudzu is an alternative host for Phakopsora pachyrihizi, the fungus that causes Asian soybean rust.  Alternative hosts…
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Brooks County Pecan Production Meeting

              Brooks County Extension will be presenting our annual Pecan Production meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  The meeting will be held in orchard and begin at 10:00 am.  We will meet initially at Lawson’s Peach Shed, Morven, GA and travel, by tram, from…
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Georgia Citrus Association Annual Meeting

If you are interested in citrus production, please make plans to attend the Georgia Citrus Association Annual Meeting, February 27th from 9:00-3:00 pm in Tifton.  If you would like more information or to register for this event, please follow the link below. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgia-citrus-association-annual-meeting-tickets-31756818499      
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Brooks County Extension 2017 Production Meetings

I wanted to provide you the meetings I have currently scheduled for Brooks County Extension.  Commercial and Private Pesticide credits will be available for all meetings.  I will add the Pecan Production Meeting and others as needed, later in the season.  Brooks County Extension will mail postcard reminders to all…
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Brooks County Pecan Pruning Clinic

      I wanted to share with you information pertaining to a pecan pruning clinic that we will be conducting in January.  The meeting will cover information related to the pruning of young pecan trees and planting demonstrations.  Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan specialist will be demonstrating pruning techniques…
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FSA Notice – Livestock Forage Disaster Program

I wanted to foward the following notice from Brooks County FSA.  Hopefully, this will prove useful to Brooks County cattle producers.  Please contact Brooks County FSA for more information. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Notice from Brooks County FSA:  Livestock Forage Losses Producers in Brooks County are eligible to apply…
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Brooks County – Drought impact reporting

    Please take time to follow the link below to submit a drought impact report.  The National Drought reporter map is located at the attached link and records impacts and reports.  Brooks County is currently experiencing the negative impact, in production agriculture, from the lack of significant rainfall since…
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Brooks County Peanut Hull Scraping 2016

        I wanted to let you know that we started scraping peanuts this week at the Brooks County Extension office.  Please follow the attached  link, providing information regarding collecting peanut samples for hull scraping.  Please give me a call if you have questions. 2016 Peanut Clinic Info…
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