Farmer Suicides – Risk Factors to Look For

🕔May 16, 2019Georgia farmers are champions at tackling challenges they can see – bad weather, insects and livestock disease, to name a few. Their higher-than-average suicide rate, however, indicates they may need […]

Georgia Pecans: Newly Planted Tree Issues

🕔May 15, 2019I’ve had a number of calls recently on newly planted trees either not leafing out just yet or the new shoots and leaves scorching. Anytime you have a newly planted […]

Georgia: 2 Cotton, Peanut, Soybean Scout Schools in June

🕔May 14, 2019Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 10, 2019 in Tifton and June 18, 2019 in Midville. Crops to be covered include cotton, peanuts, and soybean.  These programs offer […]

Georgia Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Wide Open

🕔May 14, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 12, 2019. County Comments Thad Glenn, Stephens County The vast majority of producers finished their first cutting of hay for the […]

Georgia Weather: April Was Warmer, Wetter Than Normal

🕔May 10, 2019Farmers in the southern half of Georgia benefited from drier conditions this April, while producers in the soggy northern half of the state are still working to prepare fields for […]

Georgia Cotton: Nematodes – What You Do Now Affects Everything You Do Later

🕔May 8, 2019We had a very mild winter this year.  Mild winters may be nice in reducing our power bill; however extended periods of very cold soil temperatures are essential for reducing […]

Georgia Cotton: Foliar Sprays for Thrips

🕔May 8, 2019Thrips are consistent and predictable insect pests of seedling cotton in Georgia.  Preventive insecticides are recommended at planting to reduce thrips infestations and seedling injury.  Supplemental foliar insecticides are needed […]

Georgia Cotton: Pigweed and Tarnished Plant Bug Infestations

🕔May 8, 2019After nearly two decades of battling glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth, we all clearly understand dozens of reasons why we must aggressively control this weed. However, there may be an additional reason […]

Georgia Cotton: Herbicides and “Dusting In” Seed – It’s Complicated

🕔May 8, 2019Herbicide injury and weed control are both challenging when dusting in cotton and the topic deserves discussion. The most effective approach to minimize cotton injury from preemergence (PRE) herbicides is […]

Sawyer on Crops: Pecans Looking Good After Pollination – Podcast

🕔May 7, 2019Pollination has mostly wrapped up for pecans, and the southeast part of the state so far looks like the start of a good crop in all cultivars except Stuart. Andrew […]

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