Grady County

Wheat Growth Stages

With wheat and other small winter grains starting to emerge I thought it would be a good time to talk about growth stages since many herbicides can only be applied during certain growth stages. This is a good article from MSU identifying the Feekes scale in wheat. The Feekes scale…
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Cotton Varieties

Below are the results of a cotton variety trial that we had with Decatur Co agent Justin Ballew. ST 4946 895.9988 PHY 333 864.5361 NG 1511 831.1071 ST 6448 814.5942 PHY 499 804.1475 CG 3787 785.4935 ST 4747 770.1699 DP 1252 765.3032 PHY 575 752.5326 DP 1050 738.6314 DP 1137…
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Soil Sampling

As farmers start finishing up harvest for the year it is time to start looking towards next year, and the first step to that is proper soil sampling. Every farmer knows that fertilizer and nutrients are some of the biggest crop expenses on the farm and are essential to growing…
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Weekly Crop Update

Corn: Corn harvest has wrapped up with yields anywhere from 70 -250 bu. Some dryland corn went as high as 180 bu and some irrigated corn was as low as 100 bu. Yield seemed to be very dependent on how many times a farmer sprayed for Southern Rust, with the highest…
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White Sugarcane Aphids Are Here

White Sugarcane Aphids have been confirmed in Grady County this week. This is a very destructive pest and while we do not have a lot of grain sorghum around the county this year we do have enough to worry about these pest. Our friends in the Mid-South have been fighting them…
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