Grady County

Weekly Crop Update

Scattered showers over the last 4-5 days have brought much need relief from the 100 degree days that with no rain pattern we had been in for a couple weeks. While we still have not received a good soaking rain across the entire county most places have received enough to…
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Weekly Crop Update

Over the last several days we have started receiving some rain showers, they remain spotty and some places only got a couple tenths and while others have received two plus inches of rain. Cotton: A few growers have wrapped up planting in the last few days but overall we are…
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Good News for Cotton???

Below is Don Shurley’s  latest edition of Cotton Marketing News. During winter Extension meetings with cotton growers, I called it “breaking the cycle”.  It’s been expected and USDA’s numbers released today are the first signs.  I’ve said that “breaking the cycle” was one thing that could help provide some support…
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No Counter on Cotton This Year

Dr. Bob Kemerait gives us this news concerning Counter nematicide use. ” I received official word from the Georgia Department of Ag that the EPA has denied our request to use Counter 20G on cotton.  (It is still legal on field corn.)  The reason given basically says that use on…
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Cotton Marketing News

Below is the latest edition of Don Shurley’s Cotton Marketing News   Prices Head North to “Testing Ground”   As we get closer to beginning to put the 2015 crop in the ground around most of the Cotton Belt, prices for both old crop and new crop are improving—as we…
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Generic Base

 I thought I would share this great post from Seminole County agent Rome Ethredge’s blog. There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the new farm bill and Generic Base (Old Cotton Base).  Early County Agent, Brian Creswell, has some advice that may clear this up some. All crops that…
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