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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  • Potential Problems with Kernel Quality

    Below are a few words from Lenny Wells on the current pecan situation. Source: Potential Problems with Kernel Quality The crop has progressed well and has looked good overall to date. But, it appears that as the early maturing varieties are harvested and others are nearing harvest, we are seeing some issues with the kernels…

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  • Weed Control in Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower!!!

    It is that time of year again when growers start planting their cabbage crop in Colquitt County.  This circular focuses on developing sound herbicide programs while minimizing crop injury for the following production systems: 1) transplanting into mulch, 2) transplanting into bareground, and 3) seeding into bareground. It is critical for growers to understand that…

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  • Upcoming Meeting:  On Friday, September 4, 2015,the Colquitt County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Maturity Meeting.  The meeting will begin at noon with a sponsored lunch.  Drs. Jared Whitaker, UGA Cotton Agronomist, and Scott Monfort, UGA Peanut Agronomist, will be in attendance to give area growers an update…

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  • Colquitt County Extension Ag Update 8-26-15

    White flies!:  Dr. Philip Roberts, UGA Cotton Entomologist, and Scott Carlson, Tift County Extension Agent, have reported a couple of Tift County cotton fields at treatable levels for white fly.  Some fields may be at less risk if the cotton is closer to maturity; but later planted, younger cotton may require treatment.  The treatment decision…

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  • The Georgia 2014-2015 Small Grain Performance Tests report (AP100-7) has been finalized and is available on the Variety Testing web site: Small Grain OVT Data on the web site are in PDF format and require the use of Adobe Reader. To access PDF files using an iPad, iPhone, or Android device, you must have an…

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  • Late Summer Nut Drop

    Below are a few comments from Dr. Lenny Wells on the current pecan situation. Pecans are susceptible to four distinct periods of physiological nut drop throughout the growing season, in which the tree will abort or shed nuts. The first drop occurs immediately after pollination and often goes un-noticed. The second drop, occurring in June,…

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  • Current Row Crop Disease Situation!!

    Current weather patterns have made conditions very good for white mold development in the Colquitt County area. Below are some points, from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, to consider to hopefully keep the white mold situation from getting out of hand. REMEMBER: In a season like this, the perfect storm of a season, even…

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  • A cotton and soybean insect management update will be held at the Packer Park Farm (across the road from the new high school) in Moultrie, GA on Thursday, August 6th.  This meeting will start at 1 PM.  Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Cotton and Soybean Entomologist, will be in attendance to give grower an update on…

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  • Row Crop Disease Update 7-24-15

    Below are a few comments from Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, about the current row crop disease situation.  There has been angular leaf spot observed in Colquitt County.  Cotton: ANGULAR LEAF SPOT (aka bacterial blight):  Angular leaf spot is a bacterial disease caused by the pathogen now known as Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. malvacearum.  We have not…

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  • 2015 Peanut Rx

    A good way to help producers with fungicide programs in peanut is to use Peanut Rx.  Peanut Rx was developed by researchers and Extension specialists at UGA, University of Florida, and Auburn University.  This program takes factors such as variety, planting date, plant population, row pattern tillage and field history to help growers calculate their risk…

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