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  • It has been another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Corn producers are starting to plant. Cotton and peanut growers are applying burn down for the up coming year. Wheat crop is in the head and anthesis stage of development. Forage producers are baling oat baleage. Mr. Kichler, I missed the UPW training in Moultrie;…

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  • In this issue: Colquitt County Cotton Production meeting!!! What are the current soil temperatures? Corn Questions!! Small grain situation… Considerations and Plan for Ambrosia Beetle Management Colquitt County Cotton Production meeting!!! What are the current soil temperatures? The weather has been great over the last few days and corn growers are getting excited. The illustration…

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  • UGA Pecan Newsletter Dec 22

    Hello, The December 2022 edition of the UGA Pecan Newsletter is available by clicking the link below. Topics include pre emerge herbicides, winterizing your irrigation and low input variety update. If you have any questions please contact your local county Extension agent.

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  • This edition contains topics such as a crop update, hedging and water, bermudagrass control, anthracnose. If you have any questions please contact your local county agent.

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  • Water Split is On The Way

    Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Horticulturalist, discusses water split in pecan in his most recent blog post. This is just a reminder that given the recent rain and the stage the pecans are in, if you have not seen it already, you we will likely be seeing water stage fruit split on many varieties over…

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  • Aug 2, 2022 | Written by Lenny Wells As we enter August shell hardening is upon us for Pawnee and other varieties are only a few days to weeks behind. This means that for Pawnee we are shifting from nut sizing to kernel filling. As a result there are two things to keep in mind: 1) You should…

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  • Pecan fungicide and insecticide applications have been frustrating due to uncooperative weather patterns. Below are some questions I have been getting from pecan growers. What about this leaf scorch and anthranose I keep on hearing about? I have had a couple growers bring in a couple leaf samples for diagnosis and results from the diagnostics…

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  • For many growers, this post is stating the obvious, but it’s just a reminder to not to be caught off guard following our dry weather through June. We are currently in a highly critical period for scabprotection. The nuts are sizing very rapidly at the moment and within just a few days of spraying there…

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  • You may notice some nut drop in your orchards at this time. This can occur for a number of reasons, inlcuding rainfall after a long hot,dry period and natural drop on certian varieties. One thing we are seeing at the moment is drop from nut curculio. The damage from nut curculio is very conspicuous. Nuts…

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  • May 19, 2022 | Written by Lenny Wells Temperatures across Georgia have increased dramatically this week following a cool spring. The thermometer has climbed above 90 every day this week and the forecast is for 96 degrees today. Each year when this happens, we begin to get leaves scorching on young trees and see some die-back here and…

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