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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  •     Forage production is at the heart of Georgia’s livestock industries. Our diverse forage systems are some of the best in the world. For the fourth straight year, the Georgia Cattlemen’s Annual Convention begins with a focus on forages with the Georgia Forages’ Conference starting off the week’s events. This Conference is planned for April 1-2, 2015 at…

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  • Alfalfa In the South

    The Georgia Forages program will host a workshop entitled “Alfalfa in the South” on Mar. 17 starting at 9 a.m. The workshop will be at the UGA Livestock Instructional Arena (2600 Milledge Ave., Athens, GA). NEW! – We are also excited to announce that you can also join us by webinar! We’ll be broadcasting the classroom portion…

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  • Cotton Marketing News 3-13-15

    Below is Don Shurley’s comments about the current cotton marketing situation. CMN03132015  

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  • The electronic copy of the 2015 Georgia Soybean Production Guide can be accessed via the UGA Soybean Webpage at https://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/soybeans/   Or accessed directly via the link — https://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/soybeans/documents/2015GeorgiaSoybeanProductionGuide-website.pdf   The recommended varieties for 2015 can be found in the guide and on the webpage OR via the link — https://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/soybeans/documents/UGASoybeanVarietyRecomendationsfor2015.pdf

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  • Below are some thoughts from Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, on fungicide programs in pecan. The following 8-spray fungicide schedule is provided as an example of one option to use for pecan scab management in light of the emerging scab insensitivity issues surrounding some of our fungicides. Since Tin is such an integral part of our fungicide arsenal for…

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  • P, K, Zn Fertilization of Young Pecan Trees

    Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Horticulturalist, discusses some great points about fertilization of young pecan trees.  Below are his thoughts on this subject. Most soils on which new pecan orchards are established here in Georgia are old row crop fields or cleared pine land. In the case of row crop fields, soil levels of P and…

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  • 2015 UGA Cotton Budgets

    Don Shurley, UGA Cotton Economist, has posted the new update 2015 cotton production budgets.  These budgets include irrigated and dry land production that utilize a conventional or strip till production system.  If you have any questions about the budgets contact your local county agent. 2015-CONV-IR 2015-CONV-NI 2015-ST-IR 2015-ST-NI

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  • Peanut Update — 3-2-15

    Peanuts: Below are some questions that I have been getting about peanut production. Warrant Label Change!! Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, has an update on a new supplemental label for Warrant for peanuts. 1) Preplant soil incorporated (PPI) applications together with Prowl, Sonalan, or Strongarm are not recommended due to the increased risk for crop…

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  • Peanut Disease and Nematode Update!!

    Below are a few words from Bob Kemerait, UGA Peanut Pathologist, on some new things coming out in peanut disease and nematode management.    He will go over this in detail at the Row Crop Disease Meeting coming up on Colquitt County Row Crop Disease Meeting, Feb 18 at 6 pm.   1. The 2015 Peanut…

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  • SE Hay Contest Makes Major Changes

    The Southeastern Hay Contest continues to evolve. This year, it is undergoing a massive change!!! Since 2004, the Southeastern Hay Contest has been spotlighting high quality hay and forage production in the Southeast. The SE Hay Contest is run in conjunction with the Sunbelt Ag Expo and our winners are announced each year on the…

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