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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  • UGA and FSA Joint Producer Meetings.

    UGA Ag Econ (Dr. Adam N. Rabinowitz and Dr. Yangxuan Liu) will be holding joint producer meetings with Farm Service Agency (FSA) focused on the following topics:   Generic Base Conversion: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 authorizes seed cotton as a covered commodity for the 2018 crop year.  Owners of a farm with generic…

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  • Forage Quality in 2018

    This year has been a challenge for forage producers due to the wet weather this summer.  A few years ago we ran into this same issue of low quality forages. UGA Extension Forage Scientist Dr. Dennis Hancock is encouraging cattlemen and producers to sample their hay and baleage to assess the nutritive value of it.  Below…

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  • Colquitt County Peanut Hull Scrape Clinics

    Starting the week of Labor Day, the Colquitt County Extension will be offering peanut maturity clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM until the end of September. These clinics will be held at the Colquitt County Extension office. If you need any samples done this week please let me know.…

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  • The Colquitt County Extension will be hosting a Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Harvest Meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. This meeting will start at noon and will be held at the Colquitt County Extension office. Drs. Jared Whitaker, UGA Cotton Agronomist, and Scott Monfort, UGA Peanut Agronomist, will be the keynote speakers. If you would…

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  • Foxtail in hayfields

    Across the state, foxtail in pastures and hay fields seems to be higher this year than in years past. The weather we have had this season could be the cause. Scout hay fields for this weed and DO NOT feed foxtail infested hay to horses, cattle, or other livestock. The awns can become impelled in the…

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  • Colquitt County Ag Update May 1, 2018

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  • How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?

    How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?  Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm  Colquitt County Extension Office Georgia farmers and landowners can learn more about how the new tax law affects them individually and their farming operation at tax bill workshops from University of Georgia Extension. After the training, farmers will be better…

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  • Below is a “checklist” of options and opportunities for establishing strong disease and nematode control for the early part of the season and for laying a foundation that helps to insure successful control throughout the season. Prior to Planting Use Peanut Rx 2018 to assess risk to tomato spotted wilt, white mold and leaf spot…

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  • Tips on Managing Seedling Disease In Cotton

    I have received a question or two about managing cotton seedling disease.  Below are a few points to consider from the UGA Cotton Production Guide. Good management practices to reduce the chance of seedling disease include the following: Plant in warm soils where the temperature at a 4-inch depth is above 65 F and where…

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  • Managing Thrips in Peanut

    Below are a few words from Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, about managing thrips in peanut. As usual, thrips management will be the first insect issue peanut growers face in 2018. These tiny pests will be present in virtually every peanut field in the state, but the severity of infestations will vary from field to…

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