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Peanut digging starts in Georgia ... in August?
It’s quite unusual for Georgia to dig peanuts in August due to later planting in the past years due to Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus, says Rome Ethredge, University of Georgia Extension coordinator in Seminole County.
EPA wants stronger standards, certification for pesticide applicators
The Environmental Protection Agency proposes stronger standards for pesticide applicators who apply “restricted-use” pesticides.
Federal measure to allow processing, transporting of legal industrial hemp
A provision in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill will allow the processing of legally grown industrial hemp. The language would help farmers to transport legal industrial hemp between states so the crop can be developed for commercial purposes.
Texas-based National Pecan buys Georgia facility, moves to expand in Southeast
Texas-based National Pecan has bought Georgia-based Poulan Pecan Company. The purchase, which includes the Poulan Pecan Company processing facility and brand, is the first of its kind for National Pecan.
Georgia Grazing School set for Sept. 15-16
For something that seems so simple, there are a lot of moving parts and interacting pieces when it comes to grazing management. The Georgia Grazing School will be held on Sept. 15 and 16 in Carrollton, Ga., at the Carroll Co. Extension Office and Agri-Center.
Old world bollworm found in US poses serious risk to cotton, other crops
One male old world bollworm was collected in a Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey pheromone trap in Bradenton, Fla., June 17. This is the first time the serious agricultural pest has been detected in the U.S. outside of port interceptions.
House ag committee moves to amend U.S. Cotton Futures Act
H.R. 2620 would amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to allow for the development of certain new cotton futures contracts.
New grower-owned peanut shelling facility hires leader
Shelling will start in 2015 at Premium Peanut with 110,000 tons and is expected to grow to 140,000 tons within the first three years but could go much more.
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Gallery: A look at rapeseed harvest in Pee Dee Region
South Carolina rapeseed growers began harvesting their crop the first of June. The oilseed is used to make industrial-grade oil. Here is a look at rapeseed harvest around the Pee Dee Region of the state.
Dang it: Southern rust found early in corn
Any irrigated field corn with good yield expectations and that is at tassel or beyond is a good candidate for treating against southern rust with a fungicide.
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9 tips to control sugarcane aphids in sorghum in 2015
The sugarcane aphid has been reported active in sorghum in southwest Georgia in 2015. Growers are urged to scout fields now and be ready to treat the aphids as needed. The invasive insect can cause severe yield damage.
Peanuts: Weeds, Thimet, enough inoculant and ‘dusting’ them in
Timely weed and insect control, especially early in the season with proper Thimet applications, good moisture at planting and enough field inoculant are essential for protecting peanut yields.
Florida orange crop estimates continue to decline
The 2014-2015 Florida orange crop is estimated to be 96.4 million boxes, according to a May 12 report by USDA. This is 5.6 million boxes less than estimates earlier this year and 8 million boxes less than last year’s production.
Seven cases of PEDv confirmed in Georgia so far
A total of seven known positive samples of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus have been verified in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and more cases are expected.
What to know about FAA’s proposed new drone rules
Federal Aviation Administration earlier this week proposed a framework of regulations to allow the use of certain non-recreational small unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs (also known as drones). The rules would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations.
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