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Jeremy Kichler

  • Georiga Clean Day being Held in Brooks County!!

    There will be a Georgia Clean Day event that will be held at the Brooks County Ag. Annex/Extension Office on October 30, 2014. This program is organized and administered by The Georgia Department of Agriculture, through funding provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This program gives everyone an opportunity to properly dispose of…

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  • Tips on Overseeding Pastures and Hayfields

    Overseeding perennial pastures can help forage and livestock producers by extending their grazing season, cut back on stored hay requirements and also produce high quality forage for their operations. Winter annuals can provide enough energy and protein so they can put weight back on and keep brood cows in good condition before, during, and after…

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  • Winter Annual Forage Seeding Rates

    This time of year I get a lot of questions about winter annual forage seeding rates.  Selection of winter annual forages should be based on amount of forage needed, when the grazing is needed and seed costs. If you need earlier grazing then select a forage such as cereal rye.  If grazing is needed later in  spring then ryegrass is…

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  • Avoid Early-Harvest-Aid Applications in Soybeans

    I received a question about early harvest aid applications in soybeans from an area grower last week.  Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, recently sent out some information on this subject. Soybean growers who want to use paraquat as a harvest aid, should be warned not to apply too early.  Early applications (>40% seed moisture) will…

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  • Ensure Proper Planting Depth of your Forages!!

      This time of year I get a lot of questions about seeding winter annual forages.  Most of our most common forage species (e.g., annual ryegrass, bahiagrass, tall fescue, etc.) should be planted at a depth of ¼ to ½ inch. Some can be planted as deep as 1 inch without hampering emergence (e.g.,rye, wheat,…

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  • Cost of Pecan Production

    Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan specialist, recently posted an interesting article on the cost of pecan production on the UGA Pecan Extension blog.  It has variable costs and net returns for pecan production this year. Interesting stuff. https://site.extension.uga.edu/pecan/2014/09/cost-of-pecan-production/      

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  • 2015 Wheat Production Budgets

    In order to make informed decisions about growing crops, knowing the production costs is important. Wheat is no exception.  Last year was not a great year for wheat production in Colquitt County but I have received a question or two about wheat production.  Below are 2015 wheat production budgets for intensive and conventional managed wheat.…

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  • Area Wheat Production Meeting

    There will be an area wheat production meeting held on October 1, 2014 at the Colquitt County Extension office.  The production meeting will start at noon.  Dr. Dewey Lee, UGA Small Grain Agronomist, will be on hand to give area producers an update on wheat production.  If you are interested in attending please call the Colquitt County Extension office at 229-616-7455.

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  • Colquitt County Ag Update 9-15-14

    Peanuts: The maturity with irrigated Georgia 06G have been running anywhere from 135 to 150 days at the maturity clinics at the office.  Dryland fields have been variable on the maturity and it depends on when they suffered from drought conditions and set pegs. Below are few suggested tips/questions to consider for determining when to DIG:…

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  • Georgia Forage News

    Find the latest edition of the Georgia Forage News put out by the UGA Forage Team at the link below:   https://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/forages/documents/GFN/GFN20314.pdf   Includes:   Forage Insects by Ray Hicks – Screven CEC How to succeed at growing an early forage crop for winter grazing by Will Lovett – Brantley/Charlton CEC Questions about establishing alfalfa…

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