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Georgia Pecans: Hurricane Cleanup; Water Requirements for Nut Maturity

Georgia Pecans: Hurricane Cleanup; Water Requirements for Nut Maturity

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Sep 21, 2017

Most Georgia pecan growers are still busy cleaning up their orchards following Irma’s damage. However, don’t forget about fulfilling the needs of the trees to finish maturation of the crop that remains. Most orchards throughout the state received significant rainfall

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Georgia Field Reports: Cotton, Pecans Take Brunt of Irma Damage

Georgia Field Reports: Cotton, Pecans Take Brunt of Irma Damage

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 17, 2017. County Comments Nathan Eason, White County  Hurricane Irma brought down lots of trees on pasture fences. Poultry houses fared well, besides losing power. Most got their generators running and

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Georgia: Thomas County – How Did Crops Fare Following Irma?

Georgia: Thomas County – How Did Crops Fare Following Irma?

👤By Andrew Sawyer, University of Georgia Extension County Agent 🕔Sep 18, 2017

We were very fortunate in Thomas County since the eye passed east of us. Our winds were in the 40s with gusts in the 70s. There is still obvious damage to our field crops.

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Georgia Pecans: 30% of Crop Destroyed by Irma

Georgia Pecans: 30% of Crop Destroyed by Irma

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Sep 18, 2017

Irma’s destructive path blew through Georgia’s pecan crop, but the destruction could have been much worse, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells. All orchards experienced some damage from the storm that moved through Georgia on

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AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

AgFax Southeast Cotton: How Much Crop Did Irma Chew Up?

🕔Sep 15, 2017

Effects from Hurricane Irma varied. Georgia appears to have taken the biggest hit in terms of lint blown out of bolls. Plenty of cotton was twisted up and/or pushed over by winds, which will complicate defoliation and picking.

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Georgia Pecans: 30% of Crop Lost to Irma

Georgia Pecans: 30% of Crop Lost to Irma

👤By Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan Specialist 🕔Sep 14, 2017

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irma has become the most damaging wind event ever seen by the Georgia pecan industry. Roaring through Georgia on Monday with sustained winds of 20-40 mph and gusts reaching from 50-75 mph, Irma brought damage to virtually every pecan orchard

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Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

Tobacco: Will the Burley Crop Make It Into the Barn Before Frost?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Sep 14, 2017

An early frost in Kentucky could find much of the burley crop unharvested, says. grower-warehouseman Jerry Rankin of Danville, Ky. He has looked around at the progress of harvest and added up the number of workers available to finish the job–and

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Cotton, Corn, Soybeans: DAS Weed Control System Adds New Enlist One Herbicide

Cotton, Corn, Soybeans: DAS Weed Control System Adds New Enlist One Herbicide

👤From a Press Release 🕔Sep 13, 2017

Farmers growing Enlist crops will have an additional option for weed control in 2018. Today (9/13/2017), Dow AgroSciences launched Enlist One herbicide, a straight-goods 2,4-D choline product featuring Colex-D technology.  With the ability to tank-mix with glufosinate, farmers can make

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Georgia Field Reports: Hurricane Irma Sends Farmers Into Lockdown

Georgia Field Reports: Hurricane Irma Sends Farmers Into Lockdown

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 11, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 10, 2017. County Comments Brenda Jackson, Murray County  Hay cutting is ongoing. Growers are attempting to get it done before Irma arrives.  Trey Gafnea, Jasper County  Jasper County had a fairly

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Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Sep 11, 2017

As farmers in Florida, Georgia and other Southeastern states brace for Hurricane Irma, farmers in Texas are dealing with the post-Hurricane Harvey impacts of flooded crops. Among the issues facing farmers is how to treat crops that were in flooded

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