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Hay & Forages

  • The Colquitt County Extension office will be closed for the holidays from December 25, 2023, to January 1, 2024, and reopen on January 2nd. Up Coming Meetings The links to register for the 2024 Corn Short Course and the 2024 Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting/UGA Cotton Production Workshop are available at the following website.  2024…

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  • The peanut harvest is coming to an end this week, and the cotton harvest is in full swing. The Halloween edition of the Drought Monitor shows 50% of the state of Georgia is not in drought, but 49% of the state is experiencing conditions ranging from D0-D4. According to the Drought Monitor, 100% of Colquitt…

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  • A great article written by Steve Morgan, UGA Forage Team about minimizing forage losses. The weather situation has challenged many cattlemen and forage producers this fall. Below are some great tips about storing and feeding hay. According to USDA, in 2019, the United States produced more than 57.7 million acres of forage crops that were…

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  • It is Expo week! Please come down and attend the North America’s Premier Farm Show in Moultrie.  This is a great place to visit with Extension, industry and other people with an interest agriculture. The weather is supposed to be great for this annual event.  Events include announcing the winners for the Sunbelt Expo Southeastern…

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  • GeneralQuality of bermudagrass and bahia declines rapidly from now to frost. Growers need to watch body condition of their cattle because supplemental  feed may be needed.Stockpiling foragesstockpiling berudagrass • Finish planting winter grazing in prepared seed beds and begin over seeding winter annuals into pastures.Time to Start Thinking About Overseeding Your PasturesTips on Overseeding Pastures…

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  • It is that time of year when area cattlemen and forage producers look for recommended varieties to plant this fall. Below are recommendations for ryegrass, oats, and wheat. The UGA OVT forage data can be obtained here. Statewide variety selection is critical because variety selection is the most important decision a farmer makes. Farmers want and…

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  • Cotton: The cotton crop ranges from 7-8 leaves to 4th week of bloom.  White fly populations are not exploding but are been noticed more every week.  Scouts and consultants need to monitor the situation over the next few weeks.  As of today (July 30, 2023), I have not seen or heard of any target spot…

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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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  • This time of year, I often get questions about what type of summer annual forages to plant in Colquitt County. Warm season annual grasses are established from seed and are productive during spring and summer. Below are great tips from Dr. Lisa Baxter on the subject of summer annual forages. Dr. Lisa Baxter Extension Forage…

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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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