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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Peanuts

  • 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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  • The Colquitt County Cooperative Extension will be offering peanut hull scrape clinics starting on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The clinics will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until the end of September from 8:30 am to 10 am at the Colquitt County Extension office. Taking a good sample is CRUCIAL in determining the proper…

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  • Up Coming Events: Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Maturity update will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. This meeting will start at noon and will be held at the Colquitt County Extension Office. Drs. Monfort and Hand will be the keynote speakers. Call the office at 229-616-7455 if you are interested in attending.   Colquitt County Hull…

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  • Upcoming Events!! Packer Park Field Day is this Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Dr. Bob will be in town to update local growers about disease management in cotton and peanuts. We will also discuss the on farm research that is being conducted at this location. Call the Colquitt County Extension office if you are interested in…

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  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Agribusiness Training Rescheduled!! The Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Agribusiness Training scheduled in Colquitt County on August 8, 2023 from 10:00 to 1:00 will be rescheduled for a later date. Stay tuned. The Fall Vegetable Disease and Whitefly Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9. 2023. If you are interested in attending…

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  • Another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The 2023 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day is scheduled for July 20, and farmers are invited to join us to learn practical information from the region’s top agricultural scientists about the newest technologies that farmers can use to improve their operations. The Sunbelt team looks forward to welcoming…

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  • From Dr. Lenny Wells. Stuarts in East Georgia have been shedding leaves for a few weeks. Initially, the reports of this were of healthy, green compound leaves. We sometimes see healthy, green leaves drop like this when the weather turns hot and dry but this was occurring back when we were still seeing cool temperatures…

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