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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ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Georgia

Courtesy of Dr Bhabesh Dutta UGA Extension Vegetable Pathologist: Downy mildew of squash has been detected from Thomas County in Georgia (May 3, 2016). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) potential disease outbreak in cucurbit can occur. I would suggest our cucurbit growers…
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2016 Vegetable Fungicide Spray Programs

            I have attached the updated University of Georgia Vegetable Fungicide Spray Programs for 2016.  Please refer to the link below for fungicide spray schedules for the following crops; Pepper, Tomato, Succulent Legume (Snap, Lima, Pole beans), Cucumber, Squash, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, and Broccoli/Cabbage. 2016 Vegetable…
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Prowl vs. Sonalan in Peanuts

Via Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist; Recent price increases in Sonalan 3EC (ethalfluralin) have many growers taking a closer look at the cheaper priced pendimethalin formulations (Generic Prowl 3.3EC and Prowl H2O 3.8ASC) for use in peanuts.  With the exception of use in reduced tillage systems (i.e. Prowl is preferred…
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Brooks County Garden Club Meeting

To those interested, The Brooks County Garden Club will be having an open to the public meeting on Tuesday, April 12th at 3:00 pm. The meeting will take place in the Camellia Room at the Cultural Center. A representative from White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA will be the speaker at the…
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Golden Triangle- Informational Workshop

Please see flyer below regarding an informational farm and conservation workshop being held on Thursday, March 31. This workshop is being presented by Golden Triangle RD&C, please give them a call at the number listed if you have any questions. farm and conservation workshop flyer   *this is for informational…
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GDA Egg Candling Class on April 4th

Please take note of this opportunity to become licensed to sell home grown eggs. This meeting is hosted by the Brooks County Extension with the training being offered through the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Registration is limited so call in if this interests you, the meeting has a $8 fee…
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