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  • Over the weekend, I fielded a few questions about the potential use of a Roundup + Liberty tank-mixture for weed control in field corn.  A few years ago, I was not really a huge fan of this tank-mix because I was worried about possible antagonism (i.e. less weed control) since they are very different herbicides. …

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  • In the last 2 days, many locations in south Georgia received lots of rain (Figure 1).  Thus, I have been getting many texts and telephone calls about what might happen to any PRE herbicides that were applied to field corn.  In general, I would say that if runoff/washing was minimal, there is a good chance that…

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  • Articles in this month’s issue include: 1. Considerations for nutrient management in cotton (Henry Sintim and Glen Harris) 2. Planter preparation (Wes Porter and Simer Virk) 3. Early season disease and nematode issues for cotton farmers – You get one change (BobKemerait) 4. Irrigation system prep and early season water requirements for cotton production (Wes…

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  • Last week was another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The weather forecast this week calls for increased rain chance for the middle part of the week. Cool, wet weather has challenged corn growers. Emily Watson is planning a Farmer Input Meeting on April 19, 2024. This meeting will be held at the Colquitt County…

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  • Cutleaf eveningprimrose and wild radish have traditionally been troublesome weeds to manage in reduced-till fields. The most effective and economical option for controlling primrose and radish is an application of 2,4-D alone or mixed with any Roundup mixture (such as Roundup + Valor) at least 30 days before planting. For primrose, 2,4-D at 12 oz/A…

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  • As the warm spring continues to increase soil temperatures, corn planters will start rolling across the fields. While we still have a few more weeks until cotton planting begins across the state, this is a perfect time for growers to start checking their planters and performing any required maintenance to ensure they are ready for…

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  • Paraquat Trainings 2024

    Last week at the Using Pesticides Wisely training, Dr. Culpepper mentioned that information about paraquat training will be out this week. If you need paraquat training, then there are several webinar and in-person opportunities soon. Dr. Bart Clewis, Syngenta’s Senior Stewardship Manager, will be presenting six free webinars over the next three weeks. The dates…

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  • Up Coming Events: Winter Forage Field Day at Packer Park Farm. This event will be held at the Packer Park Farm next to the Colquitt County High School. It starts at 11 am and will conclude with lunch at the Colquitt County Extension office. If you are interested in attending please contact the Colquitt County…

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  • In this update, we will discuss topics: Local small grain situation, Current soil temperatures, Cover crop termination timing and corn planting, Questions about calcium in peanuts. and The SmartIrrigation App. and When do I take the cows off my small grains and still harvest them for baleage or grain? Local small grain situation: The local…

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  • On Friday, 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…

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