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Georgia: Wheat and Rye Cover Crop Research Receives Grant

Georgia: Wheat and Rye Cover Crop Research Receives Grant

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Feb 16, 2018

A $198,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-sponsored Conservation Innovation Grant will support ongoing University of Georgia research on cover crops and the effects of those crops on water quality and availability for row crop production. The grant, which is administered

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Seed Cotton Program Good for Georgia Agriculture

Seed Cotton Program Good for Georgia Agriculture

👤By Richey Seaton, Georgia Cotton Commission 🕔Feb 15, 2018

In the wee hours of February 9, 2018, both houses of congress passed the Bi-Partisan Budget Agreement of 2018, which the President signed later that morning.  Within this legislation, a safety net program for seed cotton, the unginned cotton that

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Sawyer On Crops: Preventing Fusarium Wilt In Watermelons

Sawyer On Crops: Preventing Fusarium Wilt In Watermelons

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Coordinator, Wilcox County, Georgia 🕔Feb 15, 2018

Watermelons can take quite a lick from fusarium wilt in Georgia and the disease has likely become more of a problem as growers tighten rotations. In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer takes a look at

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Cotton: Explaining The Basics Of New Seed Cotton Program

Cotton: Explaining The Basics Of New Seed Cotton Program

👤By Don Shurley, Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Effective with the 2018 crop, “seed cotton” is now a covered commodity under Title I of the 2014 farm bill and eligible for PLC (Price Loss Coverage) payments. For purposes of the legislation, “seed cotton” is unginned upland cotton—a combination

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Cotton: What Farmers, Landowners Need To Know About Latest Fed Budget Bill

Cotton: What Farmers, Landowners Need To Know About Latest Fed Budget Bill

👤By Don Shurley, Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 10, 2018

On February 9, 2018, Congress passed budget legislation that included the designation of seed cotton as a covered commodity under the 2014 farm bill. The President has signed this legislation and it has become law. This document highlights the critical

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Georgia: Drought Covers 18% of the State

Georgia: Drought Covers 18% of the State

👤By Pam Knox, University of Georgia Extension Climatologist 🕔Feb 9, 2018

Georgia saw a cooler-than-normal start to the year, and most of the state posted average temperatures between 2.5 and 4 degrees below normal. With cool, dry air expected to dominate Georgia’s climate in coming weeks, there is a chance that

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Sawyer On Crops: Controlled Burning In Pines – Timing Tips – Audio

Sawyer On Crops: Controlled Burning In Pines – Timing Tips – Audio

👤By Andrew Sawyer, Extension Coordinator, Wilcox County, Georgia 🕔Feb 8, 2018

Do you manage undergrowth in pine stands? In this installment of his South Georgia Pine podcast, Andrew Sawyer overviews timing, especially in a stretch of periodic rainfall.

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Georgia: 3 Considerations for Bermudagrass Burndowns

Georgia: 3 Considerations for Bermudagrass Burndowns

👤By Eric Prostko, University of Georgia Weed Specialist 🕔Feb 7, 2018

An established stand of bermudagrass can be very difficult to manage.  When dealing with bermudagrass burndowns, glyphosate rate and time of application are crucial.

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Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day, Tifton, Feb. 7

Georgia Peanut Commission Research Report Day, Tifton, Feb. 7

👤From the Georgia Peanut Commission 🕔Feb 2, 2018

The Georgia Peanut Commission will hold the annual Research Report Day, Feb. 7, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the National Environmentally Sound Production Agriculture Laboratory (NESPAL), located on the University of Georgia Tifton campus at 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, Ga. 31793. The event

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Georgia: Peach Farmers Optimistic About 2018 After Disastrous 2017 Crop

Georgia: Peach Farmers Optimistic About 2018 After Disastrous 2017 Crop

👤By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 2, 2018

Georgia is due for another blast of arctic air this week and, while Georgians themselves might be groaning about the cold weather, it’s beneficial for the state’s peach crop. These chilly days provide the cold temperatures that Georgia’s fruit crops

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