Plow Points

Wheeler and Jeff Davis County Extension

Update on Whitefly Control in Cotton

Over the last 3 weeks I have looked at fields in various stages of Silverleaf Whitefly infestation. I have met on-farm with many of you and hope that you have received the message that your cotton fields need to be monitored for whiteflies and that your pest control measures should be well thought out.

In a previous post I reviewed the steps to take when scouting for silverleaf whitefly. I would like to take a few minutes to review insecticide options and their activity; in doing so I will also touch on some insecticides for stink bugs as well.

 
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2017 Wheeler & Telfair County Production Meetings

DATE                                      MEETING                                                          LOCATION                                              TIME   Thurs  Jan 12-                  Cotton Production                                            Southern Star Grill- McRae                               6:00 pm Wed Jan 25-                    Ag Economics- Livestock                                  Southern Star Grill- McRae                              12:00 noon Thurs Jan 26-                 Corn Production                                                  Southern Star Grill- McRae                             12:00 noon Fri Jan…
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2017 UGA and GA Dept. of Ag. Required Trainings for Applying Auxin Herbicides in Auxin-Tolerant Technologies

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are being commercialized. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”.
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2017 Jeff Davis County Ag Production Meetings

We have our County Production Meetings scheduled for 2017. Private and Commercial pesticide applicators will receive 1 hour of re-certification credit for all meetings except the Ag Economic and Irrigation Meetings. You must RSVP  (912-375-6648) at least two days before the meeting so we have a head count for the meal.
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Agricultural Lime and By-Product Limes

Agricultural limestone is the main product used to adjust soil pH. However there are also a number of lime by-products such as wood ash and various materials coming out of pulp/paper mills available. How does a farmer know if a lime by-product is sufficient to use on their crop land and if it is worth the money they are paying?  To answer that, let’s take a look at what lime is and what types of characteristics make products good to use to raise soil pH.
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