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Production Meetings Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 6, 2021

We will be having production meetings this year but they will look a little bit different. Check with your county office or email for details.

Grant Program for Cotton Growers Posted by Jeff Cook on Dec 7, 2020 If you are a cotton grower and you enjoy the sounds of northern bobwhite quail on your farm you may want to read This. For information and conservation programs related to quail you can visit Georgia DNR.
Wheat Considerations Posted by Jeff Cook on Oct 26, 2020 Since wheat prices have gotten out of the basement you may be considering planting more acreage than normal. If you are, I think there are two major issues you need to consider. First, you need to pick a variety that is adapted to our weather and has been evaluated in...
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Peach Blog
Kocide HCu Product and Warning for Cover Spray Rates Posted by Phil Brannen on Jan 14, 2021 A new Kocide product from Certis, Kocide HCu, has recently been introduced. As a formulated product, it is 50.1% metallic copper by weight. It does have a labeled rate for cover sprays, but at labeled rates, it is likely to cause significantly more damage than you would want to see. ...
2021 Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide Posted by Blaauw on Jan 13, 2021 I just wanted to let everyone know that the 2021 peach guides have been updated and are now available online: https://secure.caes.uga.edu/extension/publications/files/pdf/B%201171_14.PDF The physical copies are being printed now and should be available soon. In the mean time if you have any questions before then, please let me know. Thank you everyone,...
Three New Peach Cultivars from the USDA Posted by Chunxian Chen on Dec 30, 2020 The USDA at Byron, GA has released a trio of “Joy” peach cultivars named ‘Crimson Joy’ (early mid-season), ‘Liberty Joy’ (mid-season), and ‘Rich Joy’ (late season). The three main-season cultivars all have self-fertile showy pink flowers, produce large, firm, melting and freestone fruit with high blush, yellow flesh, normal acidity...
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Pecan Blog
Profitability of ‘Lakota’ pecan Posted by Lenny Wells on Jan 12, 2021 The top concern on growers’ minds right now is reducing the cost of production. Here in the Southeast, over 12% of the variable cost of production comes from the cost of fungicide to control pecan scab. Its the highest single annual expense outside labor costs. Fuel follows closely behind. If...
County Pecan Production Meetings to be Virtual in January, February, and March 2021 Posted by Lenny Wells on Dec 17, 2020 As a result of COVID, we will be forced to hold virtual rather than in-person county pecan production meetings this year. I know this comes as a disappointment to many but this is being done in the interest of everyone’s safety. The plan is to host these meetings via Zoom...
What’s going on with the pecan market? Posted by Lenny Wells on Oct 15, 2020 Harvest season has arrived for pecans in Georgia. We have an excellent crop of pecans this year from the perspective of both volume and quality. However, the pecan market is quite disturbing to most growers at the moment. Prices so far in the early part of the harvest season are...
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Strawberry Blog
EPA Proposes New Safety Measures for Paraquat (Culpepper) Posted by Jeff Cook on Jan 6, 2021 Since many strawberry growers have used paraquat to clean up row middles you need to be aware of additional measures that our U.S. EPA has proposed for paraquat (full details at https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-proposes-new-safety-measures-paraquat). See highlighted measures “As outlined in the proposed interim decision for paraquat, the agency is proposing new measures to...
Anthracnose Disease Survey Posted by Phil Brannen on Dec 17, 2020 I know it is Christmas, but if you can take a few minutes (literally about five at max) to fill out this short survey (see link below), it would be be greatly appreciated. We are conducting this survey as part of a grant application, and if we do receive funds,...
MyIPM Promotional Video Posted by Phil Brannen on Dec 15, 2020 The MyIPM app, developed by multiple universities under the direction of Dr. Guido Schnabel from Clemson University and supported by the Southern Region Small Fruit Consortium, has a dedicated section for strawberries. You can readily download this app and use it for identifying diseases, developing spray programs, etc., so it...
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