Brooks County Ag Connection

Thrips Update

      For the 2016 growing season, Thrips traps are being monitored weekly in Brooks County.  I will post weekly results from thrip traps, for you to observe thrips numbers, activity and movement.  Please be aware, that earlier peanut in furrow thrips treatments may be playing out.  We should…
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Proposal by EPA to revoke US food tolerances for chlorpyrifos (Lorsban)

Via Alton Sparks, Extension Entomologist; “Many have asked about EPA’s proposal to revoke US food tolerances for the insecticide chlorpyrifos.  This proposal is an outcome of a recent U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision ordering EPA to respond to allegations about chlorpyrifos in a 2007 activist petition.  EPA said…
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EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

Below is the latest on EPA’s order to cancel Dow’s Transform By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Extension Entomologist and Don Cook, Research Entomologist November 13, 2015 – See more at: http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2015/11/13/epa-orders-cancellation-of-dows-sulfoxaflor-transform/#sthash.e1FP2zGQ.X5cGBhld.dpuf By now many of you may have heard that Sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in Transform,…
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Insect Update- Reminder

Just a reminder that UGA Extension and BCT Gin will be hosting an Insect Update- Tailgate Meeting tomorrow, June 30. Meeting will begin at noon in the Livestock Annex of the Brooks County AG Building. Meeting is being sponsored by Dupont and lunch will be provided as well as one hour of Private…
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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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