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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  • Cotton Burndown Questions..

    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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  • Colquitt County Row Crop Update March 11, 2024

    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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  • Using Pesticides Wisely – Georgia 2024

    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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  • Below is great information from Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, on the topic of fertilization. This is a topic that I’ve harped on quite a bit through the years but its hard to convince growers they can hold off certain nutrients when pecan prices are high. Now that prices are lower than we would like…

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  • Below are a few words from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Sciencist, on the subjects of ryegrass control and the peanut rotation change to the Reviton herbicide label. A few things you might be interested in: 1) Lately, I have received a few questions about controlling Italian/annual ryegrass in preplant burndown situations.  Assuming resistance is…

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  • The 2024 Georgia Citrus Association Conference

    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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  • The 2024 UGA Peanut Quick Reference Guides

    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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