Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

UGA 2015 Peanut Production Budgets and Row Crop Economics

Due to commodity prices, growers are trying to figure out the most profitable mix of commodities to grow on their farm.  Below is a link to the 2015 UGA Peanut Budgets.  The four budgets include dryland and irrigated production cost estimates for conventional and striptill peanuts. 2015 uga peanut budgets…
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Minimizing cotton injury from at-plant herbicides

  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…
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Cotton Irrigation App!!

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 You can find lots of…
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FSA Advises Producers to Anticipate Payment Reductions Due to Mandated Sequester

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…
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Cotton Defoliation Recommendations

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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