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Southern Corn Rust Confirmed in SW Georgia Posted by wtyson on Jul 12, 2018 Southern corn rust was confirmed today in Mitchell and Tift counties. Dr. Bob Kemerait stated that the corn in the Mitchell County field is well into dent stage and does not need a fungicide application now.  Corn in southern Georgia not at dough stage is vulnerable.  The southern rust does not appear widespread, but...
Good News – Presence of Aphid Fungus in SW Georgia Posted by wtyson on Jul 3, 2018 Cotton aphid numbers have been steadily increasing over the last several weeks. Aphids generally build to moderate/high numbers and eventually crash due to a naturally occurring fungus. This fungal epizootic typically occurs in our area in early/mid-July. Once the aphid fungus is detected in a field we would expect the aphid population...
Trade Negotiations between the U.S. and China Posted by wtyson on Jul 1, 2018 Trade negotiations between the United States and China have been ongoing. The uncertainty in trade policy between China and the U.S. has created concerns among the agricultural community. Please click on the two recently released extension publications below to view: The Impacts of China and United States Trade and Tariff Actions on...
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Horticulture Blog
Best heat tolerant plants for Georgia gardeners Posted by srb00536 on Jun 19, 2018 Written by: Savannah Brannen Bulloch County Extension Intern With summer temperatures rising, gardeners should be on the lookout for flowering plants that can withstand the hardy conditions of heat, drought, and full sun without being too much work for the owner. These five plant species are gardeners’ favorites for their...
New Tax Law Workshop to be held in Statesboro Posted by cknight on Apr 24, 2018 University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host a tax law workshop focused on the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its effect on farming operations.  Through these workshops, farmers and landowners will learn tax planning techniques and review how to correctly report income. The workshops will cover...
Annual bluegrass: a prolific weed Posted by cknight on Feb 27, 2018 Annual bluegrass (Poa annua) is a cool-season, annual grass that spreads by seed. Annual bluegrass has a tufted habit with a bright green leaf color and fine texture. Annual bluegrass seed germinates in late summer/early fall once soil temperatures fall below 70° F. Seedlings grow and mature in fall, overwinter in...
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