Bulloch County Ag News

Calculating 2014 PLC Peanut Payment Rate

I have had a lot of questions recently concerning possible peanut payments for the 2014 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 75% of the way through the…
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EPA Denies Counter 20G use on Cotton in 2015

Dr. Kemerait received official word from the Georgia Department of Agriculture that the EPA has denied the request to use Counter 20G on cotton. (It is still legal on field corn) The reason given basically says that use on cotton would exceed the appropriate amount for the “risk cup” for terbufos (active ingredient) in…
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Current Field Corn Weed Control

Dr. Prostko has provided the information below about corn weed control during this wet and rainy period:   The rainy weather this week has delayed many postemergence herbicide applications in field corn.   Consequently, growers will be forced to make some tough decisions when the weather clears. Here are a few things to…
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New Bulloch County Ag News Blog

I am going to attempt to start a blog that will contain timely row crop production information. I think this will enable faster and more efficient communication with producers and other clients. If we can improve the speed of communication, hopefully you will be able to make a quicker decision…
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Time of Day Impact on Herbicides

Dr. Stanley Culpepper has provided information related to time of day efficacy of several herbicides. I think you will find this interesting.   Over the past few years, we have been studying the impact of application time of day on the postemergence activity of numerous herbicides. The table below is…
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Thrips Management for 2015

The information listed below for controlling thrips in peanuts was provided by Dr. Mark Abney. The weather is warming up, and soon peanut seed will be going into the ground. After two seasons of relatively heavy and late thrips pressure in Georgia, it is understandable that growers are asking questions…
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