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Peanuts

  • The 2021 UGA Virtual Peanut Production Meeting is offered below. This meeting has been broken down into individual presenters and their presentations which are all offered below. Bryan Tucker with the Georgia Peanut Commissions shares an update Dr. Scott Monfort UGA Peanut Agronomist shares new and updated peanut production information for the 2021 season Dr.…

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  • Dr. Eric Proskto, UGA Peanut Weed Specialist, educated County Agents on the weed control programs of the 2018 Georgia Peanut Achievement Club growers at a Row Crop Weed Management Training back in December.  It is really interesting to see what type of production practices these 15 growers implemented in their peanut production systems.  Their average…

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  • Hot off the presses! The 2024 UGA Peanut Quick Reference Guides are available for your use. The 2024 Agronomic Quick Guide, Pest Management Guide, and the latest version of the Peanut RX are available. If you have questions or want a hard copy, please contact your local county extension agent or attend your local peanut…

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  • All About the Pod!!

    In this week’s episode, Dr. Scott Monfort is with Dr. Mark Abney, and Dr. Eric Prostko. In this episode, the peanut team discussed a little bit regarding the 2023 season, preseason burndown in reduced tillage, southern corn rootworm, tillage research, and feedback/questions from county meetings. EPISODE 1, Season 2

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  • Current Situation: It has been an interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The dicamba situation has been the topic of discussion in the industry. All I can say is to stay tuned. I have been getting questions about oats and other small grains. Small grains range from Feekes Stage 4 to jointing. Below is a…

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  • January is a busy month for meetings and getting updates on what is new in peanut production. The Colquitt County Peanut Production meeting was held a couple of weeks ago and I have been getting a question or two about the information that Scott Monfort and Mark Abney provided area peanut growers. Do you have…

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  • The weather this week is going to be interesting. The National Weather Service is forecasting a couple of nights in the lower to middle 20s for the middle part of the week and the cold weather will be back on Saturday.  The drought monitor that was released last Thursday (January 11, 2024) indicates no drought…

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  • This is going to be an interesting weather week for Colquitt County. According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, 1.5-2 inches of rain is in the forecast for Monday-Tuesday. Please monitor the weather situation as potential severe weather can impact the area. If you would like more information on the upcoming weather please go…

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  • It is dry!!! The dry weather has impacted the maturity of the peanut crop in the area, but harvest conditions have been good for cotton and peanuts. Forage producers are waiting on rain to establish winter annual forages. Colquitt County received 0.76 inches of rain from September 1, 2023, to October 8, 2023, and the…

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  • Cotton: The cotton crop ranges from the 5th week of bloom to defoliated. I have seen a lot of potash and other fertility issues in fields as the crop reaches its end. Growers need to pay attention to these spots and evaluate causes by looking at soil or nematode samples. According to Dr. Camp Hand, UGA…

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  • Peanuts:  The peanut crop ranges from 90 days to digging.  Dry weather is in the forecast and local growers are starting to irrigate again. Late leaf spot is being noticed in some fields. Foliage feeding caterpillar activity has been decreasing around the county. Hull Scrape clinics will be held this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from…

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  • The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, in Tifton, Georgia.The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Tifton Campus Conference Center (TCCC) in the North Parking Lot. After a brief welcome,…

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