Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Tips on Cotton Defoliation

At the cotton defoliation meeting that was held last week at the Colquitt County Extension office, Jared Whitaker brought up some good points to consider for this upcoming cotton harvest season. Defoliation Timing: Cotton defoliation is a sensitive process. For a successful harvest, defoliation must be carefully timed and carried…
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PGR Requirements for Cotton

This time of year county agents and consultants receive questions about PGR management in cotton.  Below is a chart, from Dr. Jared Whitaker UGA Cotton Agronomist, that is designed to assist growers with PGR applications in cotton from a variety standpoint. Many factors are associated with PGR strategies other than…
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Postemerge Herbicide Options for Cotton!!

Cotton planting is well under way in Colquitt County and overlapping residual herbicides is key to manage glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth.  Palmer present at harvest often emerge within 17 d of planting, hence timeliness of POST 1 herbicides is critical. Palmer amaranth usually breaks through PRE herbicides between 13 and…
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Insect scout schools important for Georgia farmers, agriculture consultants to attend

Georgia farmers and agriculture consultants hoping to refine their scouting skills are invited to this year’s Insect Scout Schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. The schools will be held in Tifton, Georgia, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Monday, June 13, and in Midville, Georgia, at…
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2016 University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture Required Classroom Trainings for Applying Auxin Herbicides in Auxin-Tolerant Technologies

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are nearing commercialization. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”. The training will focus on helping applicators/growers make…
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Colquitt County Extension Upcoming Meetings/Events for 2016

Colquitt County Extension Upcoming Meetings/Events for 2016 Extension/Other Meetings Date Location 2016 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Thurs.-Sun., Jan. 7-10, 2016  Savannah, Ga Area Melon Production Meeting Fri., Jan 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm Tift County Extension Office Georgia Peanut Farm Show & Conference Thru., Jan 21, 2016 UGA…
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Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Maturity Update!!!

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…
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