Grady County

Public Comment on Pyrethroid Insecticides

Below is a request by Dr. Stormy Sparks. Please take a minute to go to the EPA website to comment on this very import issue.   ALL pyrethroid insecticides (bifenthrin, Warrior/Karate, Mustang Max, Baythroid, Asana, Permethrin, etc.) are currently undergoing registration review at EPA. Nine are specifically being evaluated, but…
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Chlorpyrifos

As you should know by now, EPA has proposed elimination of all food uses of chlorpyrifos (Lorsban and generics). The public comment period is open. While EPA is requesting comments on specific aspects of its evaluation, if chlorpyrifos is important to you or your growers, any and all comments are…
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Winter Nitrogen Fertilization

As time fast approaches to start thinking about fertilization of our winter grazing, I thought I would post a great article written by Dennis Hancock. Yet again, the weather is making farming a high stakes game of chance. We had a very wet end to the summer growing season (in…
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Ag Forecast 2016

Predicting markets and preparing for the next growing season can be a tough job, and that’s where we can help. Georgia Ag Forecast is an annual seminar series presented by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in partnership with Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. UGA, the state’s land-grant and…
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EPA Orders Cancellation of Dow’s Sulfoxaflor (Transform)

Below is the latest on EPA’s order to cancel Dow’s Transform By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist, Jeff Gore, Research and Extension Entomologist and Don Cook, Research Entomologist November 13, 2015 – See more at: http://www.mississippi-crops.com/2015/11/13/epa-orders-cancellation-of-dows-sulfoxaflor-transform/#sthash.e1FP2zGQ.X5cGBhld.dpuf By now many of you may have heard that Sulfoxaflor, the active ingredient in Transform,…
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White Mold in Peanuts

As we enter the home stretch for peanuts this year and white mold starts to increase here are a few words from Dr. Bob Kemerait. 1.  REMEMBER:  In a season like this, the perfect storm of a season, even our BEST fungicide programs for white mold may only provide ~70%…
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Farm Gate Value

The 2014 Farm Gate Values have been completed for Grady County and it shows just how hard the drought we experienced last summer hit row crop producers in this county. The total value for Farm Gate was $ 161,255,657.  This is down over 16 million from 2013. The bulk of…
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