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Peanut tour showcases Georgia's high-value crop

Farmers see crops, research station

The tour included visits to multiple farming operations in Decatur, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties, including John Harrell’s peanut field in Grady County on Thursday.

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Sub-surface drip irrigation a possible solution for some Georgia peanut farmers

With a drip system, efficiency rate for water is as high as 95 percen

While not suitable for all peanut fields, sub-surface drip could be used in smaller fields with irregular shapes where pivots are unable to travel and in those with dry corners.

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UGA agronomists research ultra-late-planted soybeans

University of Georgia research looks for low-yield solution

Researchers are studying the effects of growing late-planted soybeans after corn. The results present encouraging news for south Georgia farmers looking to overcome plummeting prices while maximizing resources.

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Top peanut producers lean on Cooperative Extension advice

Ten Georgia peanut farmers honored

Each of Georgia’s top 10 peanut farmers relied on University of Georgia Cooperative Extension research to produce the highest yielding crops this year. These farmers were honored by the peanut industry this month for growing the year’s record-breaking crops.

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Using rye as cover crop benefits cotton farmers

Practice could reduce irrigation expenses, scientists believe

Along with providing an added defense against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth at planting, rye reduces thrips infestations significantly and could save farmers irrigation expenses.

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Official at UGA eyes expansion of Tifton operations

New admissions counselor at UGA Tifton appointed

The new face in the academic programs office at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus is eyeing an expansion of the campus’ presence in Georgia.

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Agronomist stresses PGR use for Georgia cotton farmers

Yields and profits may be at risk without plant growth regulators

A PGR is chemical compound that limits the vegetative growth of a plant — in this case, cotton. Managing the plant’s growth is often necessary because of Georgia’s environment, climate and the growth characteristics of varieties used by growers, said Jared Whitaker, a crop and soil scientist with UGA Extension.

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Mike Stewart named new district Extension director for Southwest District

Stewart is a former assistant director of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia

As Southwest District Extension director, Mike Stewart will be responsible for a 41-county region that includes metro Albany.

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Everything about pecans on blog

Tifton specialist reaching growers all over the world

Over a 30-day period, Tifton’s Lenny Wells estimates his blog receives between 5,000 and 6,000 hits, or views. The blog also draws interest from readers in several South American countries, Australia, South Africa and India.

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Entomologist: Scout your peanut fields

Majority of state’s peanut acreage not scouted

Only 25 percent of respondents reported monitoring their crop through a paid scout or consultant.

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