Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Wheat Budget Analysis

It is hard to believe that wheat planting time will soon be here. As with any crop, if you can’t clear money on paper, then clearing it in the field is a no-go. The budget below reflects the profit potential of wheat based on a $6.25 price per bushel with a yield…
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Jenkins County FSA Update

The following is the latest information from the Jenkins County Farm Service Agency: Jenkins County FSA Updates 2013 dates and Deadlines January 31, 2014 Final date to request 2013 Crop Year Peanut and Wool Marketing Assistance Loans. March 31, 2014 Final date to request 2013 Crop Year Barley, Canola, Honey,…
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Beef Cattle Commission Ballot Request

Beef cattle producers have a chance to create or enact a Beef Cattle Commodity Commission. The purpose of this program is to create a Beef Cattle Commodity Commission that is funded by Check-off dollars. The proposal is $1.00 per head. Any beef cattle producer who has owned at least one…
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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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