Dooly County Extension

Southern Corn Rust in Pulaski County

As of today, June 13, Southern Corn Rust has been positively identified in a field in Pulaski County. A comprehensive list of suggested fungicides for control of Southern Corn Rust can be found on page 81 of the 2016 Corn Production Guide. Based upon research trials conducted by the UGA Cooperative…
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Southern Corn Rust Present in SW Georgia

Per Dr. Bob Kemerait – Many corn growers have been anxiously awaiting updates on detection of southern rust. It HAS been positively identified in Seminole County. 5 points to consider: 1. Southern corn rust is the most important disease affecting corn in Georgia. 2.  Southern corn rust was found today…
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Southern Rust Found In Georgia Corn on Friday June 5

By Dewey Lee, Extension Agronomist, University of Georgia Southern rust has shown up in a corn field in Mitchell County according to Andy Shirley and Dr. Bob Kemerait.  It was also seen in Gilchrist Co, Florida earlier this week.  Unfortunately, it is most likely to spread over the next several…
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Post-harvest Palmer Amaranth Control in Corn

    As the corn harvest is underway, here is some great information from Brooks County Ag agent Stephanie Hollifield on post-harvest weed control. As most of the corn has been harvested, UGA encourages producers to begin establishing a management plan to control Palmer amaranth (pigweed) populations.  As we move into…
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Update on Stored Grain Protectants

Update on Stored Grain Protectants: I am receiving lots of questions this week on stored grain protectants. Here is a quick update: Grain protectants, insecticides labeled for application to raw grain, are intended to prevent stored grain insect infestations as opposed to treating existing infestations. These products should not be…
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Dooly County Extension Hosts Feral Pig Roundtable

Feral hogs eating away at farmers’ land and profits By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  Feral hogs may be prime prey for hunters, but to Georgia farmers they’re the ultimate predator. They destroy farmland, eat away at a farmer’s crops and drastically reduce potential…
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Corn Production Update

Currently, corn planted around March 25th in Dooly County should be approaching 36 inches tall and V6-V8 growth stage (per measurements taken May 12 from our corn sentinel plot). At this stage, your corn requires almost 2 tenths of an inch of water per day. Weed control – If you…
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2014 Agricultural projects in Dooly County

This is not all we are doing this season, but these are a few of the more prominent projects that we are working on. Cotton Variety Trials – Variety selection is one of the most important decisions a grower can make, as this decision determines the genetic yield potential for…
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Corn Production Update

The majority of corn in Dooly County should be between V1 and V3 stage. At this growth stage, there are a few things that we want to focus on. Disease – Fortunately, if your corn is already planted, you are ahead of the game on disease. Corn planted in March…
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