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Cotton

  • 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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  • Using Pesticides Wisely – Georgia 2023.1. As mandated by federal labels, one must hold a private or commercial pesticide applicator license topurchase and use the restricted use herbicides Engenia, XtendiMax, and Tavium. Use is limited to ONLYthose persons holding a private or commercial applicator certification. It is no longer permissible for noncertified applicators to apply…

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  • An estimated 70 percent of Georgia’s cotton fields are infested with at least one species of potentially damaging plant-parasitic nematodes.  In a statewide survey of cotton fields (nearly 1800 samples were collected) approximately 69 percent of the fields were infested with root-knot nematodes and 5 percent were infested with reniform nematodes.  An effective tactic to…

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  • In this issue: Upcoming Production Meetings Great news!!! Georgia Ag Forecast 2023 Georgia Peanut Farm Show — Seed Seminar Presentations Precision Ag/Irrigation Meeting Brake Peanut Label (Prostko) Traditional Stock-to-Use Ratios are of Little Value in Determining Peanut Prices Upcoming Production Meetings: Colquitt County Peanut Production Meeting — Friday, February 10, 2023 at noon. Colquitt County…

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  • Another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture! The UGA Corn Short Course and Peanut Farm Show was held this past week. The Colquitt County Extension office is hosting two production meetings this coming week. Growers can also attend The Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop and the Ag Forecast this week.…

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  • The 2022 Georgia Quality Cotton Awards will be given during the Georgia Cotton Commission Mid-Year Meeting lunch on July 26, 2023, at Georgia Southern University Nessmith-Lane Conference Center in Statesboro, GA. This will be the 18th year of this awards program to recognize producers and gins of high-quality cotton in Georgia. Producers are nominated by the gin…

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  • Merry Christmas from the Colquitt County Extension office!! The office will be closed for the holidays from December 23, 2022 and will reopen on January 3, 2023. Colquitt County is considered moderate drought according to the latest US Drought Monitor. The latest Drought Monitor was released on December 15, 2022. According to NOAA, temperatures are…

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