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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Cotton

  • Cotton: Plant bug, plant bug!! That has been the topic of the week. The cotton crop ranges from 6-8 leaf to first bloom. Plant bug pressure depends on which field you are in. Aphid pressure has been increasing but the fungus has been noticed in fields around the county by scouts and consultants. Aphids will…

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  • County Agents and scouts are reporting higher than normal tarnished plant bug infestations.  Weather conditions and plant bug populations appear to be similar to those we observed in 2021, a year where we estimated over 30 percent of the acreage was treated for plant bugs.  In more normal years we treat about 10-12 percent of…

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  • Rain, rain, rain.  This has been the story for the past week.  Rainfall amounts for the past week have ranged from 3 inches upwards to 8 inches.  Wet conditions are making weed control in cotton and peanuts, and nitrogen applications in cotton a challenge.  The cotton crop ranges from early emergence to 12 leaf.   Aphid…

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  • This has been a challenging week for the agricultural community in Colquitt County and the big story this week included the strong storms and hail that occurred on Wednesday night. The amount of damage from the hail storm on cotton, corn, and vegetables depends on the location in the county.  Pictures of large hail have…

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  • Peanuts: Hot, dry conditions are here. I have seen a few lesser cornstalk borers (LSB) in area peanut fields. Growers, consultants, and county agents need to be out in fields looking for this pest. Rainfall totals for the last three weeks (May 28 to June 11, 2023) have ranged from 0.2 to 045 inches according…

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  • The June 2023 Cotton Team newsletter is now posted on the UGA Cotton Team Newsletter link on the left side of your screen, and can also be found at this link: http://www.ugacotton.com/newsletter/. The June 2023 Cotton Team newsletter is now posted on the UGA Cotton Team Newsletter link on the left side of your screen,…

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  • Peanuts: Another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. It seems like evaluating peanut stands have been a common thing lately. The peanut crop ranges from just planted to 45 days old. I have received numerous comments from consultants, retailer and growers about how slow the peanut crop seems to be progressing. According to Dr. Monfort,…

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  • Growers are trying to finish planting their cotton and peanut crops. The corn crop ranges from V10 to early pollination, and the peanut crop ranges from just planted to about 40 days old. The weather has not been optimal for herbicide applications to cotton and peanuts. Drier weather is in the immediate forecast. The cooler…

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  • In this issue: Insect and disease situation in cotton and peanuts, post emerge herbicide applications in cotton and peanut, Southern rust situation in corn, Ascochyta (wet weather blight), TSWV, sore shin, and information from Dr. Eric Prostko. He educates growers about soil-applied glyphosate and peanuts.  The weather has not cooperated with wheat producers this past week as…

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  • In this issue: Hail Damage, Current Crop Stages Make Decisions More Difficult — Dewey Lee, Retired UGA Corn Agronomist, “Does this grower need to use Thimet in-furrow now to fight thrips and tomato spotted wilt?” , Wheat harvest is around the corner !! , How do I manage my pre emerge herbicides if I have to…

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