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Georgia: Hay Producers at Mercy of Weather; Fall Armyworms Reduce Supply

Georgia: Hay Producers at Mercy of Weather; Fall Armyworms Reduce Supply

πŸ‘€By Adam Speir, University of Georgia 🕔Sep 26, 2016

While drivers spend extra time in the car in search of fuel during the recent gasoline shortage, farmers are dealing with a more long-term shortage — a low supply of hay for their livestock. Prolonged drought and a large fall

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Georgia Peanuts: Velvetbean Caterpillars at Harvest

Georgia Peanuts: Velvetbean Caterpillars at Harvest

πŸ‘€From University of Georgia Extension 🕔Sep 26, 2016

One of the last things a peanut grower wants to do is make an insecticide application in late September, and it is one of the last things that I want to recommend. We still have fields in Georgia with velvetbean

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Georgia Pecans: High Optimism for This Season’s Crop

Georgia Pecans: High Optimism for This Season’s Crop

πŸ‘€By Kyle Dawson, University of Georgia 🕔Sep 22, 2016

Expectations are high for this year’s Georgia pecan crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells. Despite Hurricane Hermine’s presence in south Georgia on Sept. 2, which led to damaged pecan trees throughout south and southeast

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Georgia Field Reports: Peanut Digging Picks Up Amid Scattered Showers

Georgia Field Reports: Peanut Digging Picks Up Amid Scattered Showers

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Sep 20, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 18, 2016. County Comments Brenda Jackson, Murray County Rainfall has been very scattered, reported to be up to one inch in spots, but very localized. Paula Burke, Carroll County Between receiving

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Georgia Peanuts: Harvest Kicks Into High Gear

Georgia Peanuts: Harvest Kicks Into High Gear

πŸ‘€By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia 🕔Sep 19, 2016

If there was anything done in the field last week, it was digging and picking. We really got heavy digging the last 2 weeks, and many of those peanuts have already been picked.

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Georgia: Plains Peanut Festival, Sept. 24

Georgia: Plains Peanut Festival, Sept. 24

πŸ‘€From the Georgia Peanut Commission 🕔Sep 16, 2016

The The 2016 Plains Peanut Festival kicks off Sept. 24 with a parade and lots of peanuts. The festival is held annually in Plains, Georgia, home of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The parade will begin at

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Georgia: Many Fields Hit by Fall Armyworm Armageddon

Georgia: Many Fields Hit by Fall Armyworm Armageddon

πŸ‘€By Sharon Dowdy, University of Georgia 🕔Sep 16, 2016

Georgia farmers are never surprised to see fall armyworms munching on their precious corn, sorghum and forage hay crops. They just hope for a low number of armyworms. This year’s population of the tiny destroyers, described as an “Armageddon-type outbreak”

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Georgia Peanuts: Difficult Decisions in Store for Dryland Growers

Georgia Peanuts: Difficult Decisions in Store for Dryland Growers

πŸ‘€By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Sep 16, 2016

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension peanut agronomist Scott Monfort advises Georgia’s peanut growers to take action to protect their dryland crop. Weather conditions worsened during the latter part of the summer for dryland peanuts as little, if any, rainfall was

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Georgia Farmer Breaks World Soybean Yield Record

Georgia Farmer Breaks World Soybean Yield Record

πŸ‘€By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia 🕔Sep 14, 2016

South Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy is the new world record holder in soybean yield, and he credits University of Georgia Cooperative Extension for playing a role in his success. A Brooks County, Georgia, farmer, Dowdy was recognized by UGA Extension

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Georgia Field Reports: Peanut Digging Underway, Limited Harvest Begins

Georgia Field Reports: Peanut Digging Underway, Limited Harvest Begins

πŸ‘€From USDA 🕔Sep 13, 2016

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 11, 2016. County Comments Jason Blakenship, Quitman County Not really much moving in the county. Irrigation still going on peanuts and some soybeans. On the crest of digging first peanuts. Some

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