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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  • 2015 Georgia Feral Swine Survey.

    The UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the UGA Cooperative Extension Service have once again joined forces to conduct a survey about the impacts feral swine are having in Georgia. Feral swine – also called feral pigs, feral hogs, wild pigs, wild hogs, and wild boar – can have multiple impacts on…

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  • 2015 UGA Tobacco Budgets

    The 2015 UGA Tobacco Production Budgets are on the web. The budgets include the Estimated Costs and Repairs Analysis for Flue-Cured Tobacco Machine Harvested and Hand Harvested for 2015.  These will appear in the 2015 Georgia Tobacco Growers Guide. https://www.caes.uga.edu/departments/agecon/extension/budgets/tobacco/index.html If you have any questions or comments call or email.    

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  • Weed Control Options in Wheat

    This time of year small grain weed control questions are common.  Growers need to be out in their fields looking for several things.  Things to consider include growth stage of the crop at the time of application.  This has an impact on herbicide choice.  Questions like the following can also influence herbicide selection.   Do you have…

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  • Wheat Growth Stages and Nitrogen Management

    Wheat is categorized commonly by the Feekes scale 1 (emergence) to 11 (mature). The most difficult task in describing wheat-growth stage is determining leaf and tiller number. To determine leaf number, position the plant so that the first true leaf is on the left. Since winter wheat has an alternate leaf arrangement, the next leaf…

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  • 2015 UGA Peanut Update

    Due to low cotton prices, there is a lot of interest in peanut production this year.  Below is the update 2015 UGA Peanut Update. 2015peanutupdate Included in this update from the UGA Peanut Team includes budgets, crop rotation effects on peanuts, a cultivar update and other new information in peanut production.    

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  • 2015 UGA Corn Production Guide

    Below is a link for the 2015 UGA Corn Production Guide.  Lots of good corn production information on agronomics, disease management, irrigation and weed control.    https://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/gagrains/documents/2015CornProductionGuide.pdf  

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  • 2015 UGA Crop Comparisons

    The 2015 Crop Comparison Tool is now available for viewing courtesy of the UGA Ag Econ Department.  Nathan Smith and Amanda Smith do a great job with this information.  This spreadsheet shows returns over variable and fixed costs of row crop commodities in both irrigated and dryland production.  Below are two links to this tool. …

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  • Due to commodity prices, growers are trying to figure out the most profitable mix of commodities to grow on their farm.  Below is a link to the 2015 UGA Peanut Budgets.  The four budgets include dryland and irrigated production cost estimates for conventional and striptill peanuts. 2015 uga peanut budgets Also below are two tables…

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  • Colquitt County Peanut Production Meeting, Jan 26th at 6 pm.  Dr. Scott Monfort, UGA Peanut Agronomist, will be on hand to give area growers an update on the current peanut situation and new production practices. Colquitt County Vegetable Update, Jan 30 at noon. Keynote speakers are Dr. Tim Coolong, Extension Horticulturalist, Dr. Stormie Sparks, Extension Entomologist, and Mr.…

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  • Cotton Marketing News 12-23-2014

    Below are a few comments from Don Shurley on the cotton market as of December 12-23-2014.  

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