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  • The 2024 Georgia Citrus Association Conference will be held on February 27, 2024 at the UGA Tifton Conference Center. If you like more information please look at the agenda below.

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  • On March 8, 2024, the Colquitt County Extension will host a UPW training at 9 a.m. This meeting will be held at the Colquitt County Extension office. Please call Kristina at the Colquitt County Extension office or register at this link if you want to attend. 1. As mandated by federal labels, one must hold…

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  • Hot off the presses! The 2024 UGA Peanut Quick Reference Guides are available for your use. The 2024 Agronomic Quick Guide, Pest Management Guide, and the latest version of the Peanut RX are available. If you have questions or want a hard copy, please contact your local county extension agent or attend your local peanut…

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  • Information provided by Dr. Stormy Sparks, UGA Vegetable Entomologist, on February 6, 2024, about chlorpyrifos. EPA released an update on their position on chlorpyrifos on Friday, February 2, 2024. Included in this update: (emphasis added for this document) “EPA is issuing a technical correction in the Federal Register that changed the Code of Federal Regulations…

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  • All About the Pod!!

    In this week’s episode, Dr. Scott Monfort is with Dr. Mark Abney, and Dr. Eric Prostko. In this episode, the peanut team discussed a little bit regarding the 2023 season, preseason burndown in reduced tillage, southern corn rootworm, tillage research, and feedback/questions from county meetings. EPISODE 1, Season 2

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  • Current Situation: It has been an interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The dicamba situation has been the topic of discussion in the industry. All I can say is to stay tuned. I have been getting questions about oats and other small grains. Small grains range from Feekes Stage 4 to jointing. Below is a…

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  • January is a busy month for meetings and getting updates on what is new in peanut production. The Colquitt County Peanut Production meeting was held a couple of weeks ago and I have been getting a question or two about the information that Scott Monfort and Mark Abney provided area peanut growers. Do you have…

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  • Up Coming Meetings 1/22/24

    I hope everybody is staying warm.  We have several meeting opportunities over the next couple of weeks. The Colquitt County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the Colquitt County Extension office. This meeting will start at 7 pm. Dr. William Secor, UGA Livestock Economist will be updating area…

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  • Southeast Winter Hay Stocks

    By: Josh Maples, Mississippi State University December 1st hay stocks and 2023 production were included in the annual Crop Production Summary released this past Friday. This report gives the best estimates of the amount of hay available for the winter at the state level. For this article I’ve focused on states in the Southeastern region excluding Oklahoma and Texas.…

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  • The weather this week is going to be interesting. The National Weather Service is forecasting a couple of nights in the lower to middle 20s for the middle part of the week and the cold weather will be back on Saturday.  The drought monitor that was released last Thursday (January 11, 2024) indicates no drought…

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