Three Rivers Ag News

About Jeff Cook

County Agriculture Agent in Taylor & Peach Counties, and Area Peach Agent. B.S. Plant Pathology, UGA. Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management, UGA.

Be on the Lookout for Soybean Rust

Hurricane Irma is going to make a mess and it will probably also spread soybean rust across our area.  As soon as the fields dry out we need to be looking for soybean rust in all of our group VII beans.  We are at the beginning of pod fill and…
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To Dig or Not to Dig

I hope that this is not even a question now that we have a better idea of where Irma is headed.  Even our earliest peanuts planted around April 17th would only be 145 days on the 15th of September.  Reports from  Agents in our area and south show the early…
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This is Your Reminder

We will be having our last row crop production update of the year on March 1st (that is Wednesday).  We get to hear from our newest Agronomist on what is new and exciting in Soybean production.  With many commodity prices being fairly low soybean contracts have been a small bright…
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Restriction of Pyrehtroids Being Considered by EPA

I stole the write up from Lenny Wells, our Pecan Specialist, but it is important for all sectors of commercial agriculture to understand what is being proposed. Many growers may not realize that By March 31, the EPA has been court-ordered to make a final decision on whether to revoke all…
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