Lowndes – Echols Ag News

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

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.

DIAMONDBACK MOTH CONTROL UPDATE

If you are a brassica grower, retailer or have brassica in a greenhouse, I highly encourage you to go to a diamondback moth update that is being held in Moultrie on February 23rd. Below is the schedule. Please RSVP to either of the numbers given so they can have a head count.

Colquitt County Extension Office

350 Veterans Parkway North

Moultrie, GA 31788

9:30 AM 10:00 AM Registration and Refreshments

10:00 AM 10:10 AM Welcome and Opening Comments

Jenna Brock, UGA Extension ANR Agent

Donna McMikle, DuPont

10:10 AM – 11:00 AM Diamondback Moth Control Update

Dr David Riley, UGA Vegetable Research Entomologist

Dr Stormy Sparks, UGA Vegetable Extension Entomologist

11:00 AM 11:10 AM BREAK / DRAWING

Jenna Brock, UGA Extension ANR Agent

Donna McMikle, DuPont

11:10 AM Noon DuPont Best Management Practices for Controlling DBM

Jeff Meredith, DuPont Product Dev Mgr

Stanley Royal, DuPont Dev Rep

NOON Closing Remarks

Jeff Meredith

DRAWINGS

Jenna and Donna

LUNCH

PESTICIDE CREDITS WILL BE AVAILABLE

PLEASE RSVP SO WE CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR LUNCH

JENNA BROCK (229) 921-1992 jkickli2@uga.edu

DONNA MCMIKLE (229) 881- 1171 donna.h.mcmikle@dupont.com

 

2017 Using Pesticides Wisely Training

If you attended a training in 2015 or 2016 and are registered, you do not have to take the training again unless you would like. Growers will need to have this training if they would like to make applications of dicamba or 2, 4-D to dicamba or 2,4-D tolerant cotton or soybeans. It is suggested not just the grower but anyone who will be applying this technology to attend the training. Attached below are the dates and locations offered.

 

 

17th Annual Conservation Production Systems Training Conference/Workshop

The 17th Annual Conservation Production Systems Training Conference/Workshop will be held in Douglas, Ga on January 31st and February 1st. Along with speakers there will be a field day demonstrating equipment. Registration is through the UGA Tifton Conference website. Below is the agenda and a picture of the registration form. If interested you can visit www.ugatiftonconference.org to register.

Fall Satsuma Meeting

There will be a Satsuma Grower’s Fall Update at Lowndes County Extension Office on October 5, 2016 from 11:30 to 3:00. The meeting with cover information on testing fruit quality, an update on HLB and the GA Citrus Association. Registration is $15 and will cover lunch. Please RSVP by October 3rd by calling the office at 229-333-5185.

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