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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Jeremy Kichler

  • Colquitt County Crop Situation 6/11/23

    Peanuts: Hot, dry conditions are here. I have seen a few lesser cornstalk borers (LSB) in area peanut fields. Growers, consultants, and county agents need to be out in fields looking for this pest. Rainfall totals for the last three weeks (May 28 to June 11, 2023) have ranged from 0.2 to 045 inches according…

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  • UGA Cotton Team Newsletter June 2023

    The June 2023 Cotton Team newsletter is now posted on the UGA Cotton Team Newsletter link on the left side of your screen, and can also be found at this link: http://www.ugacotton.com/newsletter/. The June 2023 Cotton Team newsletter is now posted on the UGA Cotton Team Newsletter link on the left side of your screen,…

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  • Colquitt County Crop Situation 6/6/23

    Peanuts: Another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. It seems like evaluating peanut stands have been a common thing lately. The peanut crop ranges from just planted to 45 days old. I have received numerous comments from consultants, retailer and growers about how slow the peanut crop seems to be progressing. According to Dr. Monfort,…

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  • Thrips and Lesser Cornstalk Borers

    Written by Mark Abney We are at the point in the growing season where a lot of Georgia peanut fields are 25 to 35 days after planting. Though thrips pressure has not been particularly high in 2023, it doesn’t take many adults per plant to produce a damaging population of immatures on peanut. Thrips injury…

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  • Peanuts in Colquitt County range from just planted to 45 days old. Fungicide program questions are going to become more common as the year goes on. Below are a few words from Dr. Bob on fungicide programs. We have quite a few peanuts that are 30+ days old and I’ve started getting a couple of…

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  • Peanut POST’s (Prostko)

    Below are a few words about peanut post emerge weed control in peanuts from Dr. Eric Prostko. Here are a couple of quick pics/comments about POST weed control in peanuts based upon research plots that were rated earlier today (June 6).  FYI, I did not get any activating moisture for the PRE herbicides for 8-9…

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  • Growers are trying to finish planting their cotton and peanut crops. The corn crop ranges from V10 to early pollination, and the peanut crop ranges from just planted to about 40 days old. The weather has not been optimal for herbicide applications to cotton and peanuts. Drier weather is in the immediate forecast. The cooler…

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  • By Pam Knox.. NOAA released their 2023 Atlantic hurricane outlook today. They expect a near-normal number of storms this year, with 12-17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes, and 1-4 major hurricanes. This is less active than in the last few seasons due to the lack of a La Nina. However, because of the competing impacts of…

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  • Corn Disease Situation 5/25/23

    The corn disease situation in Colquitt County has been quiet. The earlier planted corn has reached or is approaching tassel. The weather forecast calls for dryer conditions for the next week. Below are a few comments from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, about the current corn disease situation. To date, UGA Extension does not…

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  • Colquitt County Crop Situation 5/21/23

    In this issue: Insect and disease situation in cotton and peanuts, post emerge herbicide applications in cotton and peanut, Southern rust situation in corn, Ascochyta (wet weather blight), TSWV, sore shin, and information from Dr. Eric Prostko. He educates growers about soil-applied glyphosate and peanuts.  The weather has not cooperated with wheat producers this past week as…

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