Oat Rust & Wheat Leaves Drying – Georgia Grain News 4-28-22

Oat Rust & Wheat Leaves Drying – Georgia Grain News 4-28-22

Rome Ethredge – UGA Interim Grains and Soybean Agronomist   Oat Rust We are seeing some rust disease in oats now and it can be serious. Here are Dr. Alfredo Martinez’s comments, “Crown/leaf rust, caused by the fungal pathogen Puccinia coronata f. sp. avenae, is...
Evaluating Last Week’s Freeze Damage in Corn & Small Grains

Evaluating Last Week’s Freeze Damage in Corn & Small Grains

Rome Ethredge – UGA Interim Grains and Soybean Agronomist   Corn Corn affected by cold is growing out of it in deep southwest Georgia where we had 4 hours of freezing temperatures 12 days ago with a low of 28.7 degrees F. It was colder as you went north and...
Crop Fertilizer Tune-Up to Up Your Game in 2022

Crop Fertilizer Tune-Up to Up Your Game in 2022

Mark Warren, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County Agriculture Agent Farmers across North Florida are expressing concern about high and rising fertilizer costs as they look to the upcoming season. While there isn’t much that we can offer in terms of supply chain issues and...
UGA’s 10 Recommendations for Successful Wheat Production

UGA’s 10 Recommendations for Successful Wheat Production

  Rome Ethredge, Interim UGA Grains and Soybean Agronomist, and Dewey Lee, Professor-retired, University of Georgia   Wheat can be an excellent off-season crop to supplement income for row crop farms.  It can also provide the numerous conservation benefits...
Friday Feature:  Nitrate Leaching Research Summary

Friday Feature: Nitrate Leaching Research Summary

This week’s featured video highlights the work of a member of the Panhandle Ag Extension Team.  Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS Forage Soil Scientist, and her research team have been evaluating different methods that can be used to minimize nitrate leaching from crop...
Herbicide Options for Weed Control in Small Grain Crops

Herbicide Options for Weed Control in Small Grain Crops

Pratap Devkota, Weed Scientist, UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center – Small grain crops such as barley, oats, rye, triticale, wheat, etc. are commonly grown during winter months in Florida for grain, cover crops, or winter grazing purposes.  Even...