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Three River Blog

GrassMaster’s Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 12, 2024
Houston County Cooperative Extension is hosting the GrassMaster’s series in March. This is a 7 week series focusing on forage production in Georgia. Topics include: Introduction to Forages, Grazing Management, Hay Production, Forage Quality, Fertilization, Pest Management, Rainfall Simulation, Precision Ag in Forages. If you are interested contact the Houston County Extension office at 478-987-2028. […]
Flint EMC is Hosting an Ag Forum Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 9, 2024
Flint Energies is inviting its agricultural members to its first-ever Agicultural Forum and Breakfast on March 13th, 2024 in Reynolds at the Co-op’s Headquarters. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking, with breakfast beginning at 8 am. Flint employees will cover the Co-op’s Load Management Program as well as Solar and Grant Opportunities. This opportunity […]
2023 On-Farm Cotton Variety Trials Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 29, 2024
Every year County Agents and Camp Hand, UGA Cotton Agronomist, collaborate with Georgia cotton growers to put cotton variety trials on farms across the state. This gives growers the ability to see how top varieties perform in a wide variety of environments. Below is the data from the 2023 trials. If you want to see […]

Peach Blog

San Jose scale crawler management 2024 Posted by Blaauw on Apr 15, 2024
With the relatively cool spring weather we have been having, the first large peak of San Jose scale crawler activity is delayed this year compared to last year. Crawlers have already been observed this season and with the consistently warmer weather we have been having, the SJS development will speed up, so I anticipate the […]
Scale Management Update 2024 Posted by Blaauw on Feb 13, 2024
These above 50°F weather makes for a lovely day, but the scale insects enjoy it too, becoming developmentally active above 51°F. That means it is a good time to nip these guys in the bud. For delayed dormant timing, apply dormant horticultural oil at a rate of 1.5% oil to water. It is recommended to apply […]
Flint EMC is Hosting an Ag Forum Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 9, 2024
Flint Energies is inviting its agricultural members to its first-ever Agicultural Forum and Breakfast on March 13th, 2024 in Reynolds at the Co-op’s Headquarters. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking, with breakfast beginning at 8 am. Flint employees will cover the Co-op’s Load Management Program as well as Solar and Grant Opportunities. This opportunity […]

Pecan Blog

Pre-Emergent Herbicide Rotations Posted by Andrew Sawyer on Mar 28, 2024
Among many other things to do in the orchard, now is also the time to start our pre-emergent herbicide programs for the spring. With the price of glyphosate and glufosinate increase in 2021, I began working with pre-emergent herbicides for pecan at the Vidalia Onion Research Center. Though post emergent prices have come down some, […]
Impact of Phylloxera on Pecan Crop: Maybe More than What We See Posted by Apurba Barman on Mar 26, 2024
As we get into the budbreak in pecan trees, one insect we should keep in mind is phylloxera. These are small, aphid-like insects that are responsible for causing galls on the leaves and stems of pecan trees during the early part of the growing season. Usually, three species of phylloxera can attack pecan trees: pecan […]
UGA Pecan School to Be Held in Conjunction with Georgia Pecan Growers Association Annual Conference March 20, 2024 Posted by Lenny Wells on Mar 13, 2024
The UGA Pecan School (also known as the Pecan Beginners Course) will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Pecan Growers Conference coming up on March 20, 2024 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. The class will cover all aspects of pecan production including economic considerations, pecan varieties, planting, insect, weed, and disease […]

Strawberry Blog

Early-Season Insect Damage Posted by Jeff Cook on Mar 6, 2024
In south Georgia growers have started picking and in middle Georgia ripe berries will be here soon. Growers need to be on the lookout for a few different insect pests as they walk their fields. So far this season, I have not heard of too many growers with spider mite problems. Early-season detection of mites […]
Flint EMC is Hosting an Ag Forum Posted by Jeff Cook on Feb 9, 2024
Flint Energies is inviting its agricultural members to its first-ever Agicultural Forum and Breakfast on March 13th, 2024 in Reynolds at the Co-op’s Headquarters. Doors open at 7:30 am for networking, with breakfast beginning at 8 am. Flint employees will cover the Co-op’s Load Management Program as well as Solar and Grant Opportunities. This opportunity […]
Production Meetings and Pesticide License CEU’s Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 4, 2024
Over the next couple of months we are hosting produciont meetings for producers in the middle Georgia area. This list can be accessed at Three Rivers Ag News. This is not unique to middle Georgia. All over the state County Agents hostproduction meetings planned for their growers. The main benefit is for growers to get […]