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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  • Southeast Georgia Pecan Press — May 2024

    Topics included in the Southeast Georgia Pecan Press newsletter include: I have received a question or two about drift on pecan trees. The “Herbicide Injury of Pecan” publication has good information on this subject. In this blog post, Dr. Wells explains what is most likely to happen in these situations along with his and Dr.…

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  • UGA Cotton Team Newsletter-May 2024

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  • Colquitt County Crop Situation 5-12-24

    Current Situation: Rainfall amounts this past week have ranged from 2–3 inches. The forecast for this week calls for more rain, which will make cotton and peanut planting a challenge. The cotton crop ranges from just being planted to the four leaf stage. Thrip pressure has been low to moderate, depending on what insecticide was…

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  • Managing Thrips In Peanuts

    The following is from Dr. Mark Abney’s blog post from the UGA Peanut Entomology blog this past week. I have received numerous calls about managing thrips in peanuts. This is real timely information as peanut growers continue to plant the peanut crop. Peanut planting season is well underway in Georgia, and the insect issue of…

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  • Colquitt County Crop Situation 5-6-24

    Current Situation: Cotton and peanut planting is in high gear. Rainfall amounts over the weekend in Colquitt County ranged from 0.25 to over 2 inches. The illustration below shows rainfall estimates for the area. The corn crop ranges from 1 leaf to V8, and there have been numerous questions about yellow corn. Grasshoppers in strip…

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  • Colquitt County Crop Situation April 29, 2024

    Current Situation: Drier weather has set in over the last week and the forecast for the next week mirrors the same thing. Growers started planting cotton and peanuts this past week. The area corn crop ranges from just planted to V8. Corn irrigation schedule: The UGA Irrigation reference guide for corn, cotton, peanut and soybean…

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  • I got all these thistles in my pasture!!

    Thistles can reduce forage yield and delay spring transition of warm season grasses. Thistles can produce large amounts of seed, sometimes up to 4,000 seed per plant. For growers trying to manage the seed bank, please implement control strategies before flowering. Several different thistles are found in pastures, which can include Bull thistle (Carduss vulgare),…

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  • Upcoming Paraquat Trainings

    If anybody needs to take paraquat training, there are several training webinars in the next few weeks. The illustration below shows when the free training will be held. This training is required every 3 years for applicators. You can registrar for one of the free up coming trainings here. Only one registrant per online webinar…

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  • Colquitt County Crop Situation April 20, 2024

    It has been another interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Topics this week include soil temperatures, corn weed control, cotton burndown. The corn crop ranges from just to planted to V6. The wheat crop is in the grain fill stage of development. Cotton growers are trying to burn down fields before planting. Peanuts: According to…

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  • 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. Plantings of warm season annual grasses can be made in the spring as soon as the soil temperature (at a…

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