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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Small Grains

  • Below is an update of the current small grain situation in Colquitt County. Wheat: Wheat growers have been asking about how to manage Fursarim Head Blight (FHB). Over the next few weeks growers need to monitor the stage of development of their wheat crop. Late last week, the area wheat crop was ranged Feekes Stage […]

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  • In this issue: Insect and disease situation in cotton and peanuts, post emerge herbicide applications in cotton and peanut, Southern rust situation in corn, Ascochyta (wet weather blight), TSWV, sore shin, and information from Dr. Eric Prostko. He educates growers about soil-applied glyphosate and peanuts.  The weather has not cooperated with wheat producers this past week as […]

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  • In this issue: Hail Damage, Current Crop Stages Make Decisions More Difficult — Dewey Lee, Retired UGA Corn Agronomist, “Does this grower need to use Thimet in-furrow now to fight thrips and tomato spotted wilt?” , Wheat harvest is around the corner !! , How do I manage my pre emerge herbicides if I have to […]

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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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  • Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) has been a topic of discussion with growers, consultants and retailers over the last week. Growers need to monitor the stage of development of their wheat crop over the next few weeks in order to make fungicide application decisions. The stage of development of the area wheat crop ranges (March 24, […]

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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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  • Another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture! The UGA Corn Short Course and Peanut Farm Show was held this past week. The Colquitt County Extension office is hosting two production meetings this coming week. Growers can also attend The Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting and UGA Cotton Production Workshop and the Ag Forecast this week. […]

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  • Merry Christmas from the Colquitt County Extension office!! The office will be closed for the holidays from December 23, 2022 and will reopen on January 3, 2023. Colquitt County is considered moderate drought according to the latest US Drought Monitor. The latest Drought Monitor was released on December 15, 2022. According to NOAA, temperatures are […]

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  • Current Situation: Dry conditions continue in Colquitt County. According to the latest drought monitor, most parts of Colquitt County are considered abnormally dry, and the south east portion is considered to be in moderate drought. The dry weather is great for the cotton and peanut harvests. I have been hearing about better cotton yields from […]

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  • Last week was another exciting week in agriculture in Colquitt County. The peanut harvest and cotton defoliation is coming to an end. Colquitt County is classified as abnormally dry according to the last drought monitor.  This is great for cotton and peanut harvests, but livestock producers are struggling with planting winter annual forages.  The crop […]

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  • Deadline for the Southeastern Hay Contest is Fast Approaching. The deadline for the Southeastern Hay Contest is fast approaching. Entries must be POSTMARKED by 9/1/22. As always, the complete rules and entry form are available on our website (www.sehaycontest.com). Winners will be recognized at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in October and it would be great […]

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