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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Is it possible for me to obtain information from the Outlook Meeting held at the Extension Office last week?

There was good discussion last week at the row crop commodity outlook held at the Colquitt County Extension office. Dr. Nathan Smith, Clemson Extension Ag Economist, and Amanda Smith, UGA Ag Economist, were on hand to answer questions and give insight on the coming year. If you would like to see Amanda’s presentation, it is available below.

Wheat Ethredge
Remember our planting dates are Nov 15-December 1. Wheat is coming up and growing and now’s the time for troubleshooting. Some poor stands can happen due to too shallow or too deep or lots of field variability in planting depth.
Here’s an excerpt from the UGA Top 10 Wheat publication, “Wheat can be successfully established by either drilling or broadcasting the seed and incorporating into the soil to a shallow depth of 1 to 1.5 inches. In general, drilling wheat yields 7 to 8% more yield. If incorporation of broadcast seed is poor, then yield differences are even greater.
Often depth problems occur with broadcast planting and seed are disked in either too shallow or too deep, it’s less of a problem with a drill. Sometimes there’s a hard area where seed are too shallow and don’t emerge well. Then on the other hand seed planted too deep sometimes doesn’t make it up either. This morning I found some too deep on the left and too shallow on the right, and juuuust right (as Goldilocks said), in the middle.

What about Quelex?

I had a question or two about Quelex herbicide for weed control in wheat. The information below is from Stanley Culpepper and can be found in the 2021-22 UGA Wheat Production Guide.

Quelex (halauxifen-methyl + florasulam) is a mixture of an auxin herbicide and a sulfonylurea herbicide. The
label allows it to be used as a preplant burndown treatment to wheat to control emerged weeds prior to, or
shortly after planting (prior to emergence). It may also be used as a postemergence tool when wheat between 2
leaf and flag leaf. Do not apply more than 0.75 oz/A per growing season and no more than 2.25 oz/A per year
for both burndown and in-season use.

The label claims control of common chickweed, Carolina geranium, henbit, horseweed, wild mustard, and
volunteer soybean when the weeds are less than 4 inches tall. Initial UGA research with Quelex is promising
with early-season applications with small weeds.

A non-ionic surfactant at up to 0.25% v/v or a crop oil concentrate at 0.5 to 1% v/v should be included with
Quelex (UGA research has focused on 1% v/v of crop oil concentrate). It may be applied in spray solutions
containing liquid nitrogen fertilizer but in this case use only the non-ionic surfactant.

Tank mixtures with other labeled rates of other herbicides can be made with a few restrictions: 1) cannot mix
with glufosinate, 2) must read labels of products mixed, and 3) must perform a jar test to ensure compatibility.

If you have any questions please contact your local county Extension agent.