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Celebrating A Century Of Service

joe west, uga

Greetings from the University of Georgia Tifton Campus! We have been celebrating a momentous occasion at UGA Tifton, and I would like to share that event with you. A bill passed by the Georgia General Assembly in August 1918 created the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, now UGA Tifton. Tifton was selected as the location for the station in May ... Read More »

Spring Season Brings Summer Heat To Georgia

planting cotton

• By Clint Thompson • Georgia temperatures are rising, and the weather is only going to get hotter with little rain in the forecast. That’s not good news for Georgia’s cotton producers who are in the middle of planting this year’s crop, says Jared Whitaker, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist. According to the UGA Weather Network at www.georgiaweather.net, ... Read More »

Fertilizer Offers Potential Deer Management Solution

deer damage

• By Bryce Ethridge • The threat of deer eating the cotton grown on local farms sent University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent Katie Burch searching for a solution. With the help of UGA East Georgia agronomist Mark Freeman, the Burke County, Georgia, agent may have found one. Although the potential solution needs further research for verification, Burch says she ... Read More »

Award-Winning Lineup Pays Off

thriving in cotton Ken Hall

• SPONSORED CONTENT • Ken Hall grows PhytoGen® brand varieties on 100 percent of his cotton acres. He recounts his experience with the vigor, yield and fiber quality that helps him thrive. Hall says the Enlist™ weed control system does an excellent job against glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth and morningglory. Since growing PhytoGen brand varieties with WideStrike® 3 Insect Protection, he has ... Read More »

Hurricane Michael Ravaged ‘Promising’ Cotton Crop

georgia cotton damaged by hurricane michael

• By Clint Thompson • What was an extremely promising Georgia cotton crop was devastated when Hurricane Michael ravaged south Georgia Oct. 10-11. According to Jared Whitaker, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist, the prospects of 1,500 to 1,800 pounds of dryland cotton for some producers were reduced, resulting in 80 to 90 percent losses in some fields. “It’s much ... Read More »

Whitefly Pressure Threatens Georgia’s Late-Planted Cotton Crop

whiteflies on cotton

• By Clint Thompson • Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension entomologist, says Georgia cotton farmers who planted their crop late this year need to be mindful of potential whitefly pressure. Because whiteflies prefer green, lush cotton more than plants near maturity, most of the crop planted early in April and May avoided whitefly problems. However, Roberts has observed whiteflies ... Read More »

Meter Data Show Georgia Farmers Using Water Responsibly

water flow meter

Data the state of Georgia has collected on farmers’ water use since 2004 show farmers are responsibly using water to irrigate their crops, Mark Masters, director of the Georgia Water Planning and Policy Center at Albany State University told Georgia Farm Bureau Commodity Conference attendees. “Georgia farmers do a good job of responsibly using Georgia’s water resources, Masters says. “The ... Read More »