Burke – Jenkins Ag News

Aphids in Cotton

Cotton aphid numbers have been increasing over the last couple of weeks.  Aphids generally build to moderate numbers and may eventually crash due to a naturally occurring fungus.  Once the aphid fungus is detected in a field, we would expect the aphid population to crash within a week or less. …
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Cotton Marketing News

Dec16 Cotton has recently moved higher than any prices seen in almost two years. This came in response to the latest numbers from the USDA monthly supply and demand numbers. Please see the attached report from Dr. Don Shurley.
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Bermuda Grass Stem Maggot

As of late last week areas in the southern parts of the state were seeing significant damage from the bermudagrass stem maggot. We are starting to see increases in damage in our area. I have attached the latest management strategies from the “Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Research Update.” Management Recommendations If…
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Small Ruminant Production Training

Screven County will be hosting a small ruminant production training workshop this fall. This is a 6 session workshop and will be held on Thursdays from 6-8 pm October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, plus Saturday December 3.  You will need to register with the Screven County Extension…
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Southern Corn Rust Confirmed

Over the past couple weeks there have been corn fields where “small hits” of Southern Corn Rust were reported. Yesterday the UGA Plant Pathology lab confirmed southern corn rust on leaves submitted to the Burke County Extension Office by Rocky Yelton. The spot he found was small / isolated. In…
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Corn and Soybean Disease Notes

Our corn crop seems to be developing at a pretty fast pace.  Since March 1st we have had 536 hours above 60 degrees F. compared to 2014 where we had 396 in the same range.  With the recent fronts moving through, we need to give consideration to fungicide decisions.  At…
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