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Cotton

  • Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 5, 2023 in Tifton and June 13, 2023 in Midville. Crops to be covered includecotton, peanuts, and soybean. These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures. The training will serve as an introduction to insect monitoring for new scouts…

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  • It has been another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Growers are busy planting this years cotton and peanut crop. The corn crop ranges from V3 to V8 and the wheat crop is starting to dry down. The current weather forecast calls for low rain chances in the immediate future. Grasshoppers: I have been getting…

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  • Articles in this month’s issue include: UGA Cotton Team Newsletter — May 2023

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  • It has been another interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Area growers are applying cotton burndown, and preparing for the peanut crop. The area corn crop ranges from just planted to V3. The wheat crop ranges ranges from late boot stage to soft dough. We planted 2 locations of on farm corn variety plots this…

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  • Hello, the UGA Cotton Team newsletter for April 2023 is posted here. Articles in this month’s issue include:1. The Cause of Recent Bank Failures and the Ripple Effect on Cotton Producers (Serrina Liu)2. Efficient Nutrient Management Strategies for Cotton (Henry Sintim and Glen Harris)3. Irrigation System Prep and Early Season Water Requirements for Cotton Production…

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  • I do not like to re-cycle a newsletter article, yet I don’t think I can improve much over this one from last year. What was true in 2022 is even more so in 2023 following a “3-peat” La Niña winter. So here goes…The 2023 cotton season is upon us and some of the most important…

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  • Thrips are consistent pests of cotton, infesting nearly all cotton acres planted in Georgia each year. Thrips are the only insect pest of cotton that a preventive insecticide is recommended. We consistently observe a positive yield response to at-plant insecticides used for thrips control. A reactive approach based on scouting and use of thresholds is…

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  • It has been another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Questions about corn production, burndown, pecans and forages have been common. They are discussed below. Some responses to a few common questions this week about preplant burndowns: 1)  What is the plant-back restriction for field corn following an application of 2,4-D? Plant-back restrictions for field…

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  • I have a couple of requests for the information from the Colquitt County Cotton Production meeting that was held on March 1, 2023. The keynote speakers were Drs. Camp Hand and Phillip Roberts. Camp informed producers about cotton varieties and the data from the 2023 UGA On Farm Cotton Variety program. The first illistration below…

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  • Below are the results of two on-farm cotton demonstrations conducted in Colquitt County in 2022. The first demonstration evaluated different cotton fungicide treatments. The second demonstration evaluated how two nematode-resistant cotton varieties and one non-resistant variety performed in a field with a history of root knot nematodes. 2022 Colquitt County Cotton Fungicide Demonstration This past…

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