Lowndes – Echols Ag News

Cotton Market News

Below is an article written by Don Shurley, cotton economist, about the cotton market.

2017 Pecan Beginners Course

There will be a pecan beginners course held in Tifton on April 18 starting at 9:00am. It is $10 for preregistration and $15 at the door if there are spots available. The capacity of this course is 300 people. Here is the link where you can find more information and the link to register. http://blog.extension.uga.edu/pecan/2017/02/2017-pecan-beginners-course/  

The program for the course is found below:

9:00        Welcome                                                                                           

9:10        Cost of Pecan Production                                                                            

Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture

9:30        Pecan Varieties                                                                                                                                               

                Patrick Conner, UGA Horticulture            

10:15     Break

10:45     Pecan Irrigation                                                                               

Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture

11:15     Pecan Tree Planting & Establishment                                   

Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture

12:00     Break for Lunch               

                Meal Sponsored by Savage Equipment                                 

1:00        Pecan Insect Management                                                                                                         

Will Hudson, UGA Entomology

1:45        Pecan Fertilization

Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture

2:30        Break

2:50        Pecan Disease Management

                Jason Brock, UGA Plant Pathology

3:20        Pecan Weed Control

Timothy Grey, UGA Crop & Soil Science

4:00        Pecan Equipment

Row Crop Weed Production Meeting

We will be having our last production meeting on March 8th at noon. Dr. Eric Prostko, extension weed specialist, will be speaking about row crop weed control. Please call the office to RSVP.

Cotton Production Meeting Tomorrow

We will be having our Cotton Production meeting tomorrow night at 6 with Dr. Whitaker, cotton agronomist and Dr. Roberts, cotton entomologist. We will also be offering a Pesticide One on One Training. This will benefit applicators who will be spraying the new technology. The presentation will be short and anyone attending can earn an extra pesticide credit for the meeting. Please call the office if you have any questions at 229-333-5185.

Small Ruminant Animal Production Clinic

Brooks County Extension will be hosting a small ruminant animal production clinic on March 4th. The meeting will start at the Brooks County Ag Building for lunch then proceed to a local farm for onsite training. Please call the Brooks County Extension Office if interested. Below is the flyer.

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