Brooks County Ag Connection

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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El Nino and its impact on weather in May

Parts of the country are really starting to feel the consequences of receiving record amounts of rain in May. El Nino is to blame according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Some farmers are now dealing with planting delays, fields in need of replanting, and sick livestock. There may…
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Farm Bill Update and Prevented Planting Questions

Here are some comments from Nathan Smith, Extension Economist: “FSA recently held training for State Staff on ARCPLC enrollment.   Producers are required to enroll annually in the ARCPLC program to be eligible to receive payments.   The enrollment period is expected to begin mid-June.  Enrollment for 2014 and 2015 ARCPLC will…
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El Nino Weather Podcast

This year’s El Nino is particularly weird according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Typically, El Nino starts around late December, but this time around it did not start until about March. Because of that, subtropical jet streams have shifted over Texas and Oklahoma during their planting season, causing…
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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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USDA News Release

Please read the following important information, from USDA Risk Management Agency,  regarding important crop insurance deadlines.  If you have any questions please contact your local crop insurance agent. 2015ValdostaConservationCompliance    
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