Brooks County Ag Connection

2016 Cotton Marketing Handouts

  The Brooks County Extension Cotton Marketing Meeting was held on January 19th, 2016, with Dr. Don Shurley.  I wanted to share the educational information that I distributed and discussed at this meeting.  I am providing links to the 2016 Row Crop Cost Comparison Budget (includes cotton, corn, peanuts, &…
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USDA to Cotton Farmers: “Sorry Guys…” Cotton not Declared an Oilseed

Article taken from Agfax.com Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said early Wednesday that USDA lawyers have determined the department does not have the authority to declare cottonseed an oilseed, as the cotton industry has asked. The declaration would make cottonseed eligible for farm subsidies, but after a speech to the National…
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2016 Vegetable Production Meeting

  The 2016 Brooks County Extension Vegetable Production Meeting will be held today at noon.  Dr. Tim Coolong will review recently updated food safety regulations and various vegetable varieties for 2016 plantings.  Also, I will have available 2016 Vegetable Crop Handbooks, fungicide spray programs, and fungicide efficacy charts.  Please make…
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Pecan Pruning at Planting

Here is a good article from our UGA Pecan Extension Specialist Lenny Wells, For many things related to pecan production, there are almost as many opinions out there about how to do something as there are people to ask. When you get varying opinions on a subject, the thing to do is…
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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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