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  • It has been another interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Topics this week include soil temperatures, corn weed control, cotton burndown. The corn crop ranges from just to planted to V6. The wheat crop is in the grain fill stage of development. Cotton growers are trying to burn down fields before planting. Peanuts: According to…

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  • Over the weekend, I fielded a few questions about the potential use of a Roundup + Liberty tank-mixture for weed control in field corn.  A few years ago, I was not really a huge fan of this tank-mix because I was worried about possible antagonism (i.e. less weed control) since they are very different herbicides. …

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  • In the last 2 days, many locations in south Georgia received lots of rain (Figure 1).  Thus, I have been getting many texts and telephone calls about what might happen to any PRE herbicides that were applied to field corn.  In general, I would say that if runoff/washing was minimal, there is a good chance that…

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  • Last week was another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The weather forecast this week calls for increased rain chance for the middle part of the week. Cool, wet weather has challenged corn growers. Emily Watson is planning a Farmer Input Meeting on April 19, 2024. This meeting will be held at the Colquitt County…

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  • In this update, we will discuss topics: Local small grain situation, Current soil temperatures, Cover crop termination timing and corn planting, Questions about calcium in peanuts. and The SmartIrrigation App. and When do I take the cows off my small grains and still harvest them for baleage or grain? Local small grain situation: The local…

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  • Below are a few words from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Sciencist, on the subjects of ryegrass control and the peanut rotation change to the Reviton herbicide label. A few things you might be interested in: 1) Lately, I have received a few questions about controlling Italian/annual ryegrass in preplant burndown situations.  Assuming resistance is…

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  • Current Situation: It has been an interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The dicamba situation has been the topic of discussion in the industry. All I can say is to stay tuned. I have been getting questions about oats and other small grains. Small grains range from Feekes Stage 4 to jointing. Below is a…

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  • Up Coming Meetings 1/22/24

    I hope everybody is staying warm.  We have several meeting opportunities over the next couple of weeks. The Colquitt County Cattlemen’s Association will be hosting a meeting on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the Colquitt County Extension office. This meeting will start at 7 pm. Dr. William Secor, UGA Livestock Economist will be updating area…

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  • The Colquitt County Extension office will be closed for the holidays from December 25, 2023, to January 1, 2024, and reopen on January 2nd. Up Coming Meetings The links to register for the 2024 Corn Short Course and the 2024 Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting/UGA Cotton Production Workshop are available at the following website.  2024…

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  • The big news this week is the cooler weather.  The forecast for Moultrie, Ga shows lower 40’s and upper 30’s middle part of the week. This situation should be monitored because a small change in temperature or timing can make a big difference. Cotton:  According to Dr. Camp Hand, UGA Cotton agronomist, if you are…

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