Brooks County Ag Connection

2016 Brooks County Silage Trial Results

I want to share results obtained from the Brooks County 2016 Corn Silage Variety trial.  We planted this trial on April 25th and harvested 14 weeks later on July 27th.  This year’s trial included 69 replications, 23 varieties replicated three times each.   The varieties are ranked according to two different parameters, lbs. of milk/acre…
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Southern Corn Rust & Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southwest GA

Southern Corn Rust  (pictures by Andy Shirley) Please see the article below by Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist regarding southern rust in corn and Asian soybean rust: “Thanks very much to agents Chase Hembree and Andy Shirley and consultant Rome Ethredge for first detection and diagnosis of southern corn rust (Puccinia…
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2015 Brooks County Silage Trial Results

 I want to share results obtained from the Brooks County 2015 Corn Silage Variety trial.  We planted this trial on March 25th and harvested 15 weeks later on July 10th.  This year’s trial included 69 replications, 23 varieties replicated three times each. There were no significant differences in yield among planted varieties.  The…
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Pest Alert – Sugarcane Aphid

Late summer 2014 – We can all remember the new invasive pest that occurred last year, the sugarcane aphid (SCA).  SCA infestations occurred in practically every sorghum field and in may cases resulted in production and economic losses.  Please be aware that the first documented appearance on sorghum was identified…
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Current Field Corn Weed Control Issues

Here is a post from UGA Weed Scientist Eric Prostko The rainy weather this week has delayed many postemergence herbicide applications in field corn.   Consequently, growers will be forced to make some tough decisions when the weather clears.  Here are a few things to consider: 1) Refer to the…
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Halex GT Corn Herbicide Mixing Guidelines

As we begin to consider and apply postemergence weed control in RR field corn, I wanted to share a mixing guideline for the corn herbicide Halex GT.  Halex GT is a three way premix of glyphosate + mesotrione + s-metolachlor.  This informational sheet from Syngenta provides details and mixing order…
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