Brooks County Ag Connection

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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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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Perennial Peanut Production Field Day

If you are interested in perennial peanut production, please make plans to attend the field day being held tommorrow at University of Florida – Quincy research station.  Follow the link below for schedule of events. 2016 Perennial Peanut Field Day Agenda – HANDOUT 7-23-16      
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Row Crop Disease Update

I wanted to share disease updates and UGA recommendations, for peanuts, cotton, and soybeans.  Please call me if you have any additional questions. Peanut:  We have experienced a couple of weeks of ideal conditions (very hot temperatures & scattered rainfall) for leaf spot diseases and white mold.  In order to protect…
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Feeding Cattle During Drought

Please see the article below regarding feeding during a drought by UGA Extension Animal Scientist Dr. Lawton Stewart. Most of Georgia, and especially parts of North Georgia, have suffered through some level of drought this summer.  The extended drought in many parts of the state have a double whammy effect…
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2016 Sugarcane Aphids

Please be aware that yesterday (6/8/16) I visited a field in Brooks County and confirmed the presence of Sugarcane aphids in our county.  I wanted to give you a product update, on pesticides we can use for 2016, to control sugarcane aphids. We have 2 products available, Sivanto Prime and…
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Cotton Ginning Cost-Share Program

Please refer to information/fact sheet posted below for sign up information pertaining to Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) Program.  You may click on link provided to download file.  Please contact your local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for additional information.                      …
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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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