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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  • Mites!!

    Vegetable producers,   Below are a few words from Stormy Sparks, UGA Vegetable Entomologist, on the current insect situation in vegetables.   Southern armyworm have been reported in multiple tomato fields. This is not unusual. What is unusual is that they have been hard to kill. They have been reported to have come through a…

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  • New UGA Forage Team Newsletter

    University of Georgia Extension has some of the best Extension Agents in the U.S.! Some of the best examples can be found on our Forage Extension Team. They have co-written a newsletter series entitled Georgia Forage News. The latest edition addresses three major topics: 1) summer annual forages, 2) weed control strategies for pastures and…

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  • Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Agronomist, is organizing a webinar on stem maggot.  Join us on May 20th at 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. from the comfort of your own home or office. We will be broadcasting a webinar with the latest information about the bermudagrass stem maggot and other forage insects. The webinar is free…

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  • If it dries up long enough to apply post emerge herbicides on cotton, below are a few tips on minimizing injury from topical herbicides. 1. Avoid heavy dew (pooling when spray) on cotton plants. 2. Avoid extreme conditions (wet, dry, cold, hot). 3. Avoid “Thripy” cotton. 4. Additional additives (other than those labeled) will increase…

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  • 1. Avoid heavy dew (pooling when spray) on cotton plants. 2. Avoid extreme conditions (wet, dry, cold, hot). 3. Avoid “Thripy” cotton. 4. Additional additives (other than those labeled) will increase injury without improving weed control. 5. Apply proper GPA; low GPA may increase injury. 6. Succulent growing cotton is more sensitive. 7. Cotton growth…

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  • I have received some questions about Reflex and its application to watermelon, squash, and pumpkin. These new herbicidal tools are a result of cooperative efforts involving The University of Georgia, Syngenta, IR-4, The Georgia Department of Agriculture, The Georgia Agricultural Commission for Vegetables, and Industry. It is critical that county agents help growers understand that…

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  •   This time of year I often get comments from cotton growers, crop consultants and retailers about cotton injury caused by the residual at plant herbicides we recommend in order to manage glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth.  Since a lot of our herbicide recommendations are driven by herbicide resistance, sometimes we have to live with a little…

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  • Cotton Irrigation App!!

    Dr. George Vellidis has developed an irrigation app for cotton. The SmartIrrigation Cotton App is now available.  This is a smartphone app for scheduling irrigation on cotton which is available for both iOS and Android phones.  You can find links to the app at https://smartirrigationapps.org/. You can find lots of supporting information about the App…

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  • Summer Annual Forages

    This time of year, I often get questions about what type of summer annual forages to plant in Colquitt County. Warm season annual grasses are established from seed and are productive during spring and summer. Plantings of warm season annual grasses can be made in the spring as soon as the soil temperature (at a…

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