Lowndes – Echols Ag News


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


Jenna and Donna




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.



Public Comment on Pyrethroid Insecticides Requested

Growers are being asked to consider commenting on their use of  pyrethroid insecticides. This is important if you want to be able to keep using these products in the future. Please read over what kind of comments the EPA are wanting on how to submit your comments. If you would like the document to have the active link to the websites, please your local county agent.

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.

Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting

Georgia Cotton Commission’s 10th Annual Meeting & UGA Cotton Production Workshop will be held in Tifton, GA on January 25th at the UGA Tifton Conference Center. Late registration and sign in begins at 7:30 am and the meeting will start at 8:00am. Below is a schedule for the day.

Georgia Peanut Farm Show

The Georgia Peanut Farm Show and Conference will be held in Tifton next Thursday, January 19th. Show opens at 8:30. There will be vendors set up and also educational sessions.

Georgia Pecan Growers Association Pecan Meeting

The Georgia Pecan Growers Association is hosting a pecan meeting at the Lowndes County Extension Office on Thursday, January 12. It will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon with lunch being served at noon. If you are interested in attending please contact Janice Dees with the Georgia Pecan Growers Association at 229-382-2187 so they can have a head count for the meal. Below is more information about what will be discussed at the meeting.

Lowndes County Peanut Production Meeting

Lowndes County Peanut Production Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10th at noon. Dr. Monfort and Dr. Abney will be talking about peanut production and insects.Commercial (cat. 21), and private pesticide credit will be given with each meeting to all license holders who attend and sign in.  Please call the office (333-5185) a few days ahead if you plan to attend so that plans can be made for the meal. I look forward to working with you this year and please contact me if you need anything.

Brooks County Pruning Clinic

There will be a pecan pruning clinic on January 19th at 10:00 am in Brooks County. The meeting will cover information related to the pruning of young pecan trees and planting demonstrations. Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan specialist will be demonstrating pruning techniques and available to answer questions related to pecan planting &/or production.  This meeting will be held in orchard at Mr. Jim Loar’s orchard, 1677 Adel Highway (Hwy. 76), Quitman. This meeting is sponsored by Cool Planet and will end with lunch at noon. So that they can plan for program and meal, please RSVP to Brooks County office (229-263-4103) by Tuesday, January 17th.

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