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Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

Ga. officials offer online deer hunting application

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia wildlife officials are encouraging deer hunters to fill out an online application that will allow them to participate in this season's deer quota hunt.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division officials say the deadline to submit an application for deer quota hunting is Sept. 1.

Target Spot confirmed in Dooly County cotton field

Target Spot confirmed in Dooly County cotton field

A case of Target Spot has been confirmed in a Dooly County cotton field.

That's according to the UGA extension blog.

Target Spot is a disease that can affect cotton fields. If you believe you're seeing this in your fields, it's recommended you visit the Extension Office to "help confirm the disease for you and help you make a decision for fungicide applicaiton."

Read the full article.

Peanut crop management important next four to six weeks

Peanut crop management important next four to six weeks

The next four to six weeks could prove critical in how much your crop yields.

"Peanuts should be blooming and most should have begun pegging," according to the Dooly County UGA extension blog.

Read Jay Porter's full blog on peanut crop water requirement and insects.

Feral pigs attribute to $1M in Dooly Co. crop loss

Feral pigs attribute to $1M in Dooly Co. crop loss

University of Georgia Extension's Jay Porter in Dooly County estimates that feral hogs cost farmers $1 million a year in crop loss.

A 2011 survey showed that feral hogs cost the state $84 million in agricultural loss in 41 counties across southwest Georgia, according to a Dooly County UGA extension blog post.

 

Read the full Dooly County UGA extension blog.

Agronomist: Hold off on peanut planting; soil temperatures not stable

Agronomist: Hold off on peanut planting; soil temperatures not stable

Peanut planters are cautioned not to plant too early this year.

According to the UGA extension's blog, UGA Agronomist Dr. Scott Tubbs says growers should be careful due to "strong possibilities for a cold front to drop soil temperatures rapidly."

Related: Peanut farm goes Sriracha

Tubbs urges growers to exercise patience, despite the few days with temperatures in the 80s.

Read the full blog post for detailed peanut-growing advice.

Related: Georgia Peanut Commission's 2014 Peanut Outlook

Unadilla hosts Easter Eggstravaganza

Unadilla hosts Easter Eggstravaganza

Unadilla hosts an Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 19.

That's from 2-5 p.m. at Harmon Park in Unadilla.

Kids will be able to enjoy face-painting, balloon-twising and the Easter Bunny.

The event is free, bring your own basket.