Mitchell County Ag News

Possible Temik 15G replacement on the market!!

Please find attached two pieces of information regarding the availability of the new aldicarb product “AgLogic 15G”. Please click on the two links below for more information, AgLogic15G Launch Release Letter Ag Logic Q&A letter UGA Extension has not tested it.  We do expect it to perform very similar to Temik 15G,…
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Peanut Disease Tips 2016

Via Dr. Bob Kemerait, Extension Plant Pathologist; “Though still approximately 6 weeks away from the general start of the planting season, there are issues regarding management of diseases and nematodes affecting peanut that deserve attention now. Choosing the right variety.  Most of our acreage will be planted in ‘Georgia-06G’ and…
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Field Corn Coming Up

I have been by a few fields planted in corn. The weather has been nice and farmers are working as hard as they can! Here are some pictures of a field planted last week. Looking good so far!

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Blueberries are Blooming in Mitchell County!

I stopped by the Mercer’s blueberry farm today. Everything is going well and they are right on track to pick in the next month or so! Blueberries are definitely not new to Mitchell County, but commercial plantings are. We now have at least 4 separate growers in Mitchell County in the blueberry business. they all are doing well, some just starting and others going into their third year!

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Clovers & Company in Mitchell County!!

Clovers and Company will be in Mitchell County at the Flint River Auditorium in Camilla on March 20th!! Flint River Arts Council and UGA Mitchell County 4-H are partnering up to bring this wonderful group to South GA. If you have heard the Clovers and Company in the past you know how great of a show they put on. If not, then I promise you’ll be in for a treat!

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Pecan Federal Marketing Order Referendum

Via Lenny Wells, Extension Pecan Horticulturist;

“On March 8, the USDA mailed ballots to pecan growers in the 15 states that produce pecans.  Beginning on March 9 and ending on March 30, growers will have the opportunity with their vote to express their preference for acceptance of the Federal Marketing Order for Pecans.  In addition to expressing their preference, voters will indicate their average inshell production over the four production years of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

The FMO can be approved in one of two ways.  Either 2/3rds of those growers voting approving the measure or 2/3rds of the volume of production voting in approval will cause the FMO to pass.

The qualification for a grower to vote in the Referendum is either 50,000 inshell pounds of average production over the four years OR 30 pecan acres, including planted acreage not yet in production.”

If a grower does not receive a ballot by Monday, March 14, he or she should contact the Southeast Marketing Field Office of USDA at the phone number noted below to have a ballot mailed:

(863) 324-3375
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