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Wheeler and Jeff Davis County Extension

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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Cotton Defoliation / Harvest Aid Tips

Here are a few Defoliation tips: Have 3 or more days of sunny weather forecasted when defoliation application made. Slice bolls with a sharp knife. Bolls are considered mature and ready for harvest aid applications when bolls cannot be sliced without “stringing” the lint. In addition, bolls are mature when the…
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Cotton Preparation and Planting

Cotton can be safely planted when 4 inch soil temperatures have reached 65 degrees for 3 consecutive days.Early planting is often done to ensure adequate moisture in dry land fields. Research has shown there is little difference in yield when planting between April 1st and May 20th.
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