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Cotton

  • I have received several calls about whiteflies this week and wanted to share the following information.

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  • Below are the results from the 2019 UGA On Farm Variety Trails. This program consists of County Agents across the state generating cotton variety performance data in a variety of yield environments. We were lucky enough to have three locations in Colquitt County. The results are shown in three different comparisons. One is comparing all…

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  • Current Situation: Cotton and peanut planting is in high gear. Rainfall amounts over the weekend in Colquitt County ranged from 0.25 to over 2 inches. The illustration below shows rainfall estimates for the area. The corn crop ranges from 1 leaf to V8, and there have been numerous questions about yellow corn. Grasshoppers in strip…

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  • Current Situation: Drier weather has set in over the last week and the forecast for the next week mirrors the same thing. Growers started planting cotton and peanuts this past week. The area corn crop ranges from just planted to V8. Corn irrigation schedule: The UGA Irrigation reference guide for corn, cotton, peanut and soybean…

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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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  • There is a new cotton podcast called “Talkin Cotton Podcast” from the UGA Cotton Team. https://www.buzzsprout.com/2350262/14876653 –  Episode 1 https://www.buzzsprout.com/2350262/14878688 – Episode 2 In this week’s episode, Dr. Scott Monfort talked peanuts with Dr. Eric Prostko, Dr. Bob Kemerait, Dr. Glen Harris, and Dr. Scott Tubbs. In this episode, the peanut team continued discussions on…

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  • Articles in this month’s issue include: 1. Considerations for nutrient management in cotton (Henry Sintim and Glen Harris) 2. Planter preparation (Wes Porter and Simer Virk) 3. Early season disease and nematode issues for cotton farmers – You get one change (BobKemerait) 4. Irrigation system prep and early season water requirements for cotton production (Wes…

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  • Cutleaf eveningprimrose and wild radish have traditionally been troublesome weeds to manage in reduced-till fields. The most effective and economical option for controlling primrose and radish is an application of 2,4-D alone or mixed with any Roundup mixture (such as Roundup + Valor) at least 30 days before planting. For primrose, 2,4-D at 12 oz/A…

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  • As the warm spring continues to increase soil temperatures, corn planters will start rolling across the fields. While we still have a few more weeks until cotton planting begins across the state, this is a perfect time for growers to start checking their planters and performing any required maintenance to ensure they are ready for…

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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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