Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
November 23, 2004
Seminole County-- A soybean disease that was found in the United States for the first time just two weeks ago is now in South Georgia, and it could spread to other crops.
Seminole County Extension Agent Rome Ethredge is constantly inspecting crops, but recently he found something unexpected in a field planted with soybeans.
"We find it on the plants, we're finding it across Georgia now. It was first found here in Seminole county, but we're finding it in many areas."
"It" is Asiatic soybean Rust, a fungus that originated in Asia and has since been found in Australia, Africa and South America. That's where scientists believe it then hitched a ride to the United States with Hurricane Ivan.
"It has had a big economic impact on the economy of South America over the past three years."
The rust attacks the leaves, causing them to prematurely fall to the ground. This limits the photosynthesis process and decreases the yield, because the beans just aren't getting enough food. But there is good news. The rust shouldn't cause much damage to crops in Georgia this year, since it arrived so late in the season and scientists believe cold weather will kill it.
But it could come back next year. "Soybean farmers for next year need to be alert and listen to recommendations from the University of Georgia Extension Service as to whether we need to spray fungicide or not."
But since soybeans aren't a major crop in South Georgia and fungicides are expensive, farmers will have to determine if it's worth planting the beans at all.
The fungus can also hurt southern peas and pole, lima, and snap beans. It does not damage peanuts and cotton and is not harmful to humans.