Dooly County Extension

Pesticide Clean Day September 30 in Cordele

The Georgia Department of Agriculture is proud to announce it has secured limited funding for a one day Georgia Clean Day Pesticide Waste Collection Day. The event will be held in Cordele State Farmers Market 1901 State Rt. 41-North Cordele, Ga. 31015, September 30, 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Georgia Clean…
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Managing Sugarcane Aphids in Sorghum

 Sugar Cane Aphid Photo and Management Strategies Courtesy of  UGA Entomologist Dr. David Buntin   1) Plant early – Although the aphid was not in Georgia at planting time last year, experience in the Delta region found that aphids did not usually infest sorghum until later in the season and…
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Watermelon Growers – Downy Mildew Alert!

ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Georgia Downy mildew of squash has been detected from Echols County in Georgia (April 23, 2015). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) can be a potential problem in cucurbits….
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Feral Swine Update – H.B. 475

Click on the picture to view video.   House Bill 475 wants to take care of wild hog problem. They’re ravaging crops, and they’re chomping into farmers’ wallets too. Fiesty feral hogs are causing millions of dollars in damage to farms across the state. “They got in there and tore…
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Pecan Growers – Managing Ambrosia Beetles

UGA Extension Entomologist Will Hudson  offers the following advice for managing ambrosia beetles: Most Georgia pecan growers with newly planted trees suffered at least some damage from ambrosia beetles last year.  I don’t know if this year will be as bad, since we hadn’t seen that level of beetle activity…
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2015 Production Meetings and Training Opportunities

Below are a listing of upcoming trainings and production meetings. Please contact the Dooly County Extension Office if you have any questions.  Dooly Co. Production Meetings DATE                                                                                        LOCATION Jan 21    5:00 pm Supper     Peanut Production Meeting                 Marise Restaurant Feb 09    8 am Breakfast       Cotton Production Meeting      …
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Wheat Production Meeting

Next Thursday, October 2nd, Dooly County Extension will host a Wheat Production meeting at Marise’s Country Cooking in Vienna. The meeting will begin at 11:45 am and lunch will be provided. Our speaker, Dr. Dewey Lee will be giving us updates on variety selection and crop management. If you have…
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Peanut Update – Maturity Check

We are currently busy checking this years peanut crop for maturity. As of today, peanuts that were planted April 26 are 135 days old. With the hot, dry weather that we have been experiencing, these fields COULD begin to lose yield. UGA Extension Peanut Agronomist Scott Monfort recommends evaluating all fields…
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