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Georgia Pecans: What Effects Will the Warm Winter Have on This Year’s Crop?

Georgia Pecans: What Effects Will the Warm Winter Have on This Year’s Crop?

πŸ‘€By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 24, 2017

We haven’t had much of a winter this year. We’ve only had 4 days where temperatures dipped below freezing in Tifton and we’ve accumulated only 368 chill hours as opposed to the 559 chill hours we had by this time

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Georgia Weeds: Addressing Questions on Pesticide Training

Georgia Weeds: Addressing Questions on Pesticide Training

πŸ‘€By Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 15, 2017

One-on-One Trainings: Question: Can the one-on-one training replace the Using Pesticide Wisely Training? Answer: no, no and NO. One-on-one trainings are to compliment the Using Pesticides Wisely Training but cannot but used to replace it. If you do not attend

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Georgia Soybeans: Recommended Varieties for 2017

Georgia Soybeans: Recommended Varieties for 2017

πŸ‘€By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 14, 2017

The University of Georgia has released its list of recommended soybean varieties for 2017.Β To make it on this list, a soybean variety must 1) perform, at least, at or above the 2-year average in yield across 6 Georgia locations (12-test

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Georgia Peanut Commission Elects Armond Morris as Chairman

Georgia Peanut Commission Elects Armond Morris as Chairman

πŸ‘€From the Georgia Peanut Commission 🕔Feb 10, 2017

Armond Morris, peanut farmer from Ocilla, Georgia, was elected chairman of the Georgia Peanut Commission during the monthly board meeting in February. This is Morris’ sixteenth term as chairman of the commission. He has also served as chairman of the

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Ag Tech: Crop Scientists, Engineers Team Up to Improve Crops with Robotic Technology

Ag Tech: Crop Scientists, Engineers Team Up to Improve Crops with Robotic Technology

πŸ‘€By Mike Wooten, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 10, 2017

It may be a while before robots and drones are as common as tractors and combine harvesters on farms, but the high-tech tools may soon play a major role in helping feed the world’s rapidly growing population. At the University

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Georgia Weather: Warm Temps, Storms Dominate in Jan.

Georgia Weather: Warm Temps, Storms Dominate in Jan.

πŸ‘€By Pam Knox, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 10, 2017

Hundreds of homes were damaged, dozens were injured and 17 Georgians were killed in two separate outbreaks, one on Jan. 2 and one from Jan. 21 to 23. While tornados can happen at any time of the year, the abnormally

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Georgia: Warm Winter Temps Spark Fears of Potential Plant Diseases

Georgia: Warm Winter Temps Spark Fears of Potential Plant Diseases

πŸ‘€By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 9, 2017

A La Nina weather pattern is providing warmer winter temperatures for Georgia residents, sparking farmers’ concerns about potential plant diseases at the start of production season in early spring. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension plant pathologist Bob Kemerait said that

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Georgia Pecans: Season Highlights Include Favorable Prices, High Yields

πŸ‘€By Julia Rodriguez, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 9, 2017

Favorable prices and high yields were the highlights of this year’s pecan season for Georgia growers, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells. Wells said that prices tend to drop later in the season, but this

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Georgia: Pecan and Corn/Soybean Meetings Feb 16-17

Georgia: Pecan and Corn/Soybean Meetings Feb 16-17

πŸ‘€By Chris Tyson, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 6, 2017

We have 2 important meetings coming up next week.Β  Mark your calendars and please call in if you plan to attend.Β  Pesticide credit will be offered at both of our meetings.Β  Call our office at 557-6724 to sign up. The

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Georgia: Damaged Irrigation Pivots Limit Farmers’ Crop Choices

Georgia: Damaged Irrigation Pivots Limit Farmers’ Crop Choices

πŸ‘€By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 3, 2017

Deadly storms that ravaged much of south Georgia Jan. 20-22 also damaged or destroyed many irrigation pivots that supply needed water to agricultural crops. According to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists, irrigation systems in Calhoun, Turner, Wilcox and Worth

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