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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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  • Below are a few words from Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Sciencist, on the subjects of ryegrass control and the peanut rotation change to the Reviton herbicide label. A few things you might be interested in: 1) Lately, I have received a few questions about controlling Italian/annual ryegrass in preplant burndown situations.  Assuming resistance is…

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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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