Brooks County Ag Connection

Tarnished Plant Bugs

        During the last few weeks, I’ve had several questions and calls concerning Tarnished Plant Bugs.   The plant bug builds it’s population in alternate hosts, such as ditches, edge of woods, etc…  In general, bug numbers are up so we should be aware of  their potential…
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Sprayer Calibration

I wanted to share with you a free mobile app that I have found to be quick and easy to use when calibrating a sprayer.  I simply enter the parameters that is requested and select the method that you want the app to calculate.  I usually request the app to…
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Cotton water requirements

I wanted to share water requirement information, provided in the following chart, and demonstrate the importance of water/irrigation during squaring.  Dr. Guy Collins and Dr. Jared Whitaker (UGA agronomist) have provided weekly water requirements for cotton.  The first chart recommends 1″ of water per week, during the first three weeks…
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Cotton – PGRs

At this point, much of the earlier planted cotton is squaring and it is time to consider our options and  begin applying plant growth regulators (PGRs).  I want to share information related to the timing of these applications and various strategies we can use with PGRs.  First, recalling our objective…
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May Beetles in Pecans

During the past two weeks, I have had the experience of learning about a new predator in pecans.  I have been visiting  with a family that has young 2014 planted pecans.  This family’s discovery of a mysterious foliage feeder, has proven to be an opportunity, to educate myself and possibly…
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Vegetable Alerts

I want to share several vegetable alerts that was brought to my attention by Dr. David Langston. 1.  Serious epidemic of Downy Mildew located and confirmed in Cook County.  We need to be aware of this discovery because Downy Mildew can spread rapidly and produce devastating effects.  You can identify…
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Peanut tank mixes

As we finish the last at cracking herbicide sprays, and move into the first of our fungicide and post emergence herbicide applications, I wanted to share information pertaining to tank mix combinations.  Dr. Eric Prostko urges caution when combining a variety of products into one tank mix. Of course, we…
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Thrips in Cotton

I’m sure by now, everybody has found thrips and thrips damage everywhere. We are all aware what a serious pest thrips can be in our cotton and that it is a given, with the loss of Temik, that we are going to have to follow our current seed treatments with…
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