Bulloch County Ag News

Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network Useful in Calculating Local Soil Temperature and Much More

I know many of you currently use the Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network for local weather information. This is an excellent place to check soil temperature. It is recommended that the average daily soil temperature remain above 68° F at the 4-inch depth for 3 consecutive days and without cold temperatures in…
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Calculating 2016 PLC Peanut Payment

I have had several questions over the past few weeks about the PLC peanut payments for the 2016 peanut crop. The Marketing Year Average (MYA) price for peanuts is calculated from August 1 – July 31 using National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) prices. That being said, we are about 60% of the way through the 2016 marketing year….
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Bulloch County Peanut Production Meeting

Peanut Production Meeting Monday, March 13, 2017 Bulloch County Center for Agriculture 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm   There will be a Peanut Production Meeting at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture on Monday, March 13, 2017. Dr. Scott Tubbs, Dr. Bob Kemerait and Dr. Eric Prostko will be the…
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Peanut Maturity Profile Clinics

Peanut harvest will be here before you know it and I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of some important things that need to be done before the harvest begins. An initial Hull-Scrape Profile is recommended to determine maturity and a digging date. There will be peanut maturity clinics at…
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Spider Mite Infestations in Peanuts

The continued hot and dry weather is not ideal for many things, but spider mites love it. I continue to find additional spider mite infestations in more and more of the dryland peanut fields that I visit. The dry corners in pivot fields are also harboring mites. The extended hot and dry…
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