Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Peanut Maturity and Tropical Storm Karen

We had several acres of peanuts dug this week. As the week progressed, more and more samples starting looking like the above. This sample was planted May 8th, which put it at 149 days. As a whole, peanuts seem to be on time. the majority of our peanuts are reaching…
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Late Morninglory Control in Peanuts

Late season morningglory can pose problems in many of our row-crops. Have you ever had the opportunity to combine corn covered with morningglory or dig peanuts/pick cotton in the same situation? Not any fun! Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist has some tips for dealing with late season morningglory in…
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Perilla Mint in Hayfields and Pastures

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the stem fly maggot infesting our hay and pasture lands. This week, I have a new weed pest that I need to address, Perilla Mint. I have not observed any perilla mint in Jenkins County. However, Dr. Dennis Hancock our forage specialist, has…
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Corn Harvest Progress Report

As the soils have dried and the sun shining, combines have been rolling at full speed the past two weeks. With the exception of scattered showers the past few days, the weather has been great! From all reports, yields seem to be down some as compared to past years. I…
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Farm Bill Update

Don Shurley and Nathan Smith have prepared an excellent summary on where we stand with the farm bill. The farm bill has encountered many challenges this year, and the battle is not over yet. It sounds like we maybe in for a lot of changes if it ever passes. 2013…
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Pecan Pest Problems

Pecan scab is really gracing its presence on our pecan crop. I have received several calls from homeowners asking “what are those black spots on my pecans.” These black spots are more than likely pecan scab, the most costliest and serious disease of pecans. From a commercial standpoint, growers must…
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Cotton Fruit Shed and Potassium Deficiency

If you haven’t walked in your cotton fields lately, you maybe shocked when you see a lot of square shed. There are a number of factors that maybe causing this physiological issue. Even in a normal year (depends on your definition of normal), a cotton plant can not maintain every…
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