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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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  • EPISODE 15, Season 2 In this episode, Dr. Scott Monfort talked peanuts with Dr. Glen Harris, Dr. Scott Tubbs, Dr. Mark Abney, and Dr. Wes Porter. The peanut team continued to talk about the ongoing planting season, deer damage and insects. You can listen to this episode here.

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  • Last week was another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Drier conditions have set in but there is a possibility for rain next week. The cotton crop ranges from just planted to 8 leaf. The local corn crop ranges from v10 to blister stage. The peanut crop ranges from just planted to around 50 days…

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  • Current Situation:  The weather was drier this past week.  The cotton crop ranges from squaring to just planted.  Post emerge herbicide applications are being applied in some cotton fields.  The peanut crop ranges from just planted to blooming.  The corn crop ranges from V10-pollination.    As May is in the books, let’s look at the…

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  • The following is from Dr. Mark Abney’s blog post from the UGA Peanut Entomology blog this past week. I have received numerous calls about managing thrips in peanuts. This is real timely information as peanut growers continue to plant the peanut crop. Peanut planting season is well underway in Georgia, and the insect issue of…

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  • Current Situation: Cotton and peanut planting is in high gear. Rainfall amounts over the weekend in Colquitt County ranged from 0.25 to over 2 inches. The illustration below shows rainfall estimates for the area. The corn crop ranges from 1 leaf to V8, and there have been numerous questions about yellow corn. Grasshoppers in strip…

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  • Current Situation: Drier weather has set in over the last week and the forecast for the next week mirrors the same thing. Growers started planting cotton and peanuts this past week. The area corn crop ranges from just planted to V8. Corn irrigation schedule: The UGA Irrigation reference guide for corn, cotton, peanut and soybean…

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  • It has been another interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Topics this week include soil temperatures, corn weed control, cotton burndown. The corn crop ranges from just to planted to V6. The wheat crop is in the grain fill stage of development. Cotton growers are trying to burn down fields before planting. Peanuts: According to…

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  • Last week was another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The weather forecast this week calls for increased rain chance for the middle part of the week. Cool, wet weather has challenged corn growers. Emily Watson is planning a Farmer Input Meeting on April 19, 2024. This meeting will be held at the Colquitt County…

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  • Up Coming Events: Winter Forage Field Day at Packer Park Farm. This event will be held at the Packer Park Farm next to the Colquitt County High School. It starts at 11 am and will conclude with lunch at the Colquitt County Extension office. If you are interested in attending please contact the Colquitt County…

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  • In this update, we will discuss topics: Local small grain situation, Current soil temperatures, Cover crop termination timing and corn planting, Questions about calcium in peanuts. and The SmartIrrigation App. and When do I take the cows off my small grains and still harvest them for baleage or grain? Local small grain situation: The local…

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