Grady County

Weekly Crop Update

What a difference a week makes! Over the weekend and past few days everywhere has gotten some rain. Some places received almost 3 inches and others have missed most of the rain and only received 3-4 tenths and could use more, but even that has helped. Cotton: Cotton is moving…
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Weekly Crop Update

Cotton: Hot and dry seems to be the story this week. Cotton has pretty much stopped growing unless it is irrigated and is just sitting there. Aphids have exploded this week and growers are now in the debate how much longer can we wait on the fungus to take them…
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Weekly Crop Update

Cotton: This years cotton crop is now all over the board. It ranges from the 5th leaf to well into the first week of bloom, and it also ranges from very clean with no pigweeds to completely covered in pigweeds. The hot dry weather has the oldest cotton wilting down…
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Georgia 2014 Row Crop Planted Acres

UGA Extension Economist Nathan Smith wrote the following article on the latest report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service that was released the on June 30, 2014. Georgia acreage, if it stands at the current estimates, shifted as expected given the relative cost and returns of the major spring planted crops. Corn and…
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PGR Application In Cotton

Several folks throughout the county have started applying plant growth regulators to their cotton crop and many more will likely start over the next couple of weeks, so I thought this would be a good time to share with you some thoughts on this from Darrin Dodds.  Although plant growth regulators have gotten…
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Bermudagrass Issues

A quick note for all the hay growers and cattlemen around the county. Leaf rust was confirmed on Alicia bermudagrass yesterday in Grady County. This disease usually appears in late summer when the weather is warm and the humidity is high. Heavy infestations can decrease both hay yields and quality….
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