Effingham County Extension News

2015 Midville Field Day

The 2015 Agronomic Crops Field Day will be held Wednesday, August 12, at the Midville Experiment Station. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the field tours beginning at 9:30. Participants will receive pesticide credit and a sponsored lunch will be served
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Peanut Maturity

Below is information from Dr. Scott Monfort on peanut maturity and some tools to determine when we need to harvest. The USDA Crop Acres Report is estimating Georgia producers have planted 800,000 acres of peanut.  This is quite a bit more than we originally expected.  The planted season is just…
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2015 Sunbelt Expo Field Day this week

The Sunbelt Expo Field Day will take place this week on July 9th at the Darrell Williams Research Farm in Moultrie, GA. The farm is located on the Sunbelt Expo Show site and will feature University researchers and agricultural business representatives. This event allows farmers and agribussinessmen from the Southeast…
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Cotton Marketing News

USA women’s soccer team had an impressive performance last night against Germany. USA has been recognized as the defensive team in this World Cup, while Germany the offensive team. But it seems the USA bolstered a great performance on both sides of the ball with a 2-0 victory. Just like…
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Lesser Cornstalk Borer in Peanuts

Below is timely information from Dr. Mark Abney on the impact Lesser cornstalk borer in peanuts. Lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) is one of the most damaging and difficult to control pests in peanut. This insect is very fresh on the minds of many growers after a season of widespread heavy…
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Controlling Deer

Deer are capitalizing on the young, tender leaves of peanuts, soybeans and cotton planted Effingham County and the surrounding area. To save yields, farmers are trying to deter the deer from fields with several different tools. The picture below gives an example of what many producers face as deer chew down…
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