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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  • Questions of the Week? May 5, 2023

    It has been another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Growers are busy planting this years cotton and peanut crop. The corn crop ranges from V3 to V8 and the wheat crop is starting to dry down. The current weather forecast calls for low rain chances in the immediate future. Grasshoppers: I have been getting…

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  • UGA Cotton Team Newsletter — May 2023

    Articles in this month’s issue include: UGA Cotton Team Newsletter — May 2023

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  • Below are a few observations from Dr. Eric Prostko’s corn research plots this week. Dr. Prostko is the Extension Weed Specialist with corn responsibilities. 2) Question #1: Why do I have Prowl H20 3.8SC (pendimethalin) mixed with everything in these treatments? Texas panicum/buffalograss/bullgrass is one of the most common annual grass weeds in Georgia field…

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  • Seed rot and seedling diseases are a threat to peanut plants in every field.  Peanut seed must be protected from a number of fungal pathogens to reduce the threat of seed rot.  One of the most common seed-rot fungal pathogens is Rhizopus, though there are others as well.  If not effectively managed, the rotted seed…

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  • Farm Gate Values in Colquitt County

    I was recently invited to attend a meeting held by the Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce. The topic of how much agriculture means to the county was one of the topics of discussion. The University of Georgia Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development publishes a report called the Farm Gate Value Report. How is this…

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  • It has been another interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Area growers are applying cotton burndown, and preparing for the peanut crop. The area corn crop ranges from just planted to V3. The wheat crop ranges ranges from late boot stage to soft dough. We planted 2 locations of on farm corn variety plots this…

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  • UGA Cotton Team Newsletter April, 2023

    Hello, the UGA Cotton Team newsletter for April 2023 is posted here. Articles in this month’s issue include:1. The Cause of Recent Bank Failures and the Ripple Effect on Cotton Producers (Serrina Liu)2. Efficient Nutrient Management Strategies for Cotton (Henry Sintim and Glen Harris)3. Irrigation System Prep and Early Season Water Requirements for Cotton Production…

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  • I do not like to re-cycle a newsletter article, yet I don’t think I can improve much over this one from last year. What was true in 2022 is even more so in 2023 following a “3-peat” La Niña winter. So here goes…The 2023 cotton season is upon us and some of the most important…

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  • Thrips are consistent pests of cotton, infesting nearly all cotton acres planted in Georgia each year. Thrips are the only insect pest of cotton that a preventive insecticide is recommended. We consistently observe a positive yield response to at-plant insecticides used for thrips control. A reactive approach based on scouting and use of thresholds is…

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  • Growing Summer Annual Forages!!

    This time of year, I often get questions about what type of summer annual forages to plant in Colquitt County. Warm season annual grasses are established from seed and are productive during spring and summer. Below are great tips from Dr. Lisa Baxter on the subject of summer annual forages. Dr. Lisa Baxter Extension Forage…

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