A website from UGA Cooperative Extension

News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Cotton

  • Cotton Nematode Samples  With cotton harvest having started, it is time to take cotton nematode samples. In order to have a good representation of nematode populations within a field, predictive nematode samples should be taken in late fall usually just after cotton has been harvested.  It is better to take samples prior to harvest, but…

    Posted in:
  • Upcoming Meeting:  On Friday, September 4, 2015,the Colquitt County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Maturity Meeting.  The meeting will begin at noon with a sponsored lunch.  Drs. Jared Whitaker, UGA Cotton Agronomist, and Scott Monfort, UGA Peanut Agronomist, will be in attendance to give area growers an update…

    Posted in: ,
  • Current weather patterns have made conditions very good for white mold development in the Colquitt County area. Below are some points, from Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, to consider to hopefully keep the white mold situation from getting out of hand. REMEMBER: In a season like this, the perfect storm of a season, even…

    Posted in: , ,
  • A cotton and soybean insect management update will be held at the Packer Park Farm (across the road from the new high school) in Moultrie, GA on Thursday, August 6th.  This meeting will start at 1 PM.  Dr. Phillip Roberts, UGA Cotton and Soybean Entomologist, will be in attendance to give grower an update on…

    Posted in: ,
  • Below are a few comments from Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, about the current row crop disease situation.  There has been angular leaf spot observed in Colquitt County.  Cotton: ANGULAR LEAF SPOT (aka bacterial blight):  Angular leaf spot is a bacterial disease caused by the pathogen now known as Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. malvacearum.  We have not…

    Posted in: , ,
  • I have been receiving a few calls about PGR use on cotton. Factors that must be considered when determining when and how much mepiquat to use include:(1) stage of plant growth, (2) rate of plant growth, (3) pest control and (4) anticipated plantgrowth (irrigation, drought, fertility). Because of the many variables, hard and fast rules…

    Posted in:
  • Row Crop Disease Management Meeting:  There will be a row crop management disease management meeting at the Colquitt County Extension office on June 18th at noon. Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, will be hand to give growers an update on peanut soileborne programs, southern rust management in corn, and other row crop disease issues. …

    Posted in: , , ,
  • I have had a few questions about using Liberty in cotton weed control programs.  Growers need to preserve this technology because it will play a key role in weed control programs in the foreseeable future. It is important to use residual herbicides in Liberty based programs and growers should try to only make two applications…

    Posted in: ,
  • It is going to happen to cotton growers sooner or later.  Growers are going to have Palmer amaranth escapes and how we deal with them is important and can impact the bottom line. Starting off clean during planting time is critical when trying to manage glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth.  Situations are going to come up and below…

    Posted in: ,
  • Seedling disease is something that can frustrate cotton growers. Economic losses to seedling diseases can be significant at specific locations,especially when weather conditions are cool and wet at planting time and the grower is not able practice good crop rotation.  Below are good management practices to reduce the chance of seedling disease in cotton according…

    Posted in: