Establishment of the American Pecan Promotion Board Jul 8, 2020

🕔Jul 8, 2020
In order to address the market situation created by the importation of foreign pecans into the U.S. market, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) received a proposal from the National […]

Georgia: 10 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Storms, Freeze Jul 7, 2020

🕔Jul 7, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 10 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Georgia Cotton Commission – Richey Seaton Retiring, Sills to Serve as Executive Director Jul 1, 2020

🕔Jul 1, 2020
The Georgia Cotton Commission recently announced that Richey Seaton, the Commission’s Executive Director, has decided to retire effective August 1, 2020.  Taylor Sills will serve as Executive Director upon Seaton’s […]

Georgia Pecans: New Triazole Fungicides Show Promise Jun 30, 2020

🕔Jun 30, 2020
Triazole (Group 3) fungicides were first labeled and used in pecan production during the 1990s with the introduction of propiconazole (Orbit). Since that time, a number of triazole active ingredients […]

Georgia Peanuts: 3 Comments on Current Weed Situation Jun 30, 2020

🕔Jun 30, 2020
Just a few comments based upon recent phone calls/texts/e-mails:

Cover Crops for Weed Management – Researchers Respond to Herbicide Crackdown Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
University of Georgia researchers are working on natural solutions to weed problems in row crops as government regulations of chemical herbicides grow stricter.

Sustainable Weed Management: Cooperation, Preparation, Science Are Key – Commentary Jun 29, 2020

🕔Jun 29, 2020
Stewarding agriculture is a passion that we all have in common and are working every day to achieve. As the world’s population is expected to approach 10 billion people by […]

Georgia: Diseases Taking Advantage of Favorable Weather Jun 25, 2020

🕔Jun 25, 2020
Weather conditions (very warm and with some rain) are quite favorable for all fungal and bacterial diseases of our corn, cotton, soybean, and peanut crops.

Georgia Peanuts: Lesser Cornstalk Borer Infestations on the Rise Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
The last two days have brought calls and texts from consultants and county agents finding lesser cornstalk borer (LCB) in Georgia peanut fields. The infestations are not limited to one […]

Georgia Pecans: Abundant Aphids – What to Do? Jun 23, 2020

🕔Jun 23, 2020
Over the past two weeks, I’ve seen yellow aphids, black pecan aphids and black pecan aphid damage in orchards in Southeast Georgia. I’ve also talked with many county agents who […]

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