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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.


  •   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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  • 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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  • USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers who participate in FSA programs to plan accordingly in FY2014 for automatic spending reductions known as sequestration. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) mandates that federal agencies implement automatic, annual reductions to discretionary and mandatory spending limits. For mandatory programs, the sequestration rate for…

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  • We are currently in the process of scheduling the 2013-2014 production meetings. We want to offer programs that are both interesting and beneficial to our producers. If you have any ideas or suggestions for this years meetings, please feel free to call, email, stop-by, or comment below. Tentative offer of meetings in no certain order…

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  • Cotton Marketing News is written biweekly by UGA cotton economist, Don Shurley, and sponsored by Southern Cotton Growers, Inc.

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  • Cotton Marketing News is written biweekly by UGA cotton economist, Don Shurley, and sponsored by Southern Cotton Growers, Inc.  Click here to view and download the latest issue in PDF format or click on the link below to continue reading on-line.

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  • I some of you have already begun to defoliate cotton or are getting close. If you need any advise/help, give me a call. You can always check out our  defoliation recommendations in the 2013 UGA Pest Management Handbook. Click here and scroll down to page 195.

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  • Cotton Marketing News

    Dr. Don Shurley, UGA Extension Ag Economist, provides us an update on cotton marketing as we move into the harvest season.

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  • Avoid Contamination in Cotton

    Check out the letter below produced by the Georgia Cotton Commission. It addresses some serious lint contamination issues. Click anywhere on the document to make it larger.

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  • Cotton prices are looking good according to Dr. Shurley…

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