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Soybeans

  • 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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  • 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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  • Insect scouting schools will be conducted on June 5, 2023 in Tifton and June 13, 2023 in Midville. Crops to be covered includecotton, peanuts, and soybean. These programs offer basic information on insect pest identification and damage, natural enemies, and scouting procedures. The training will serve as an introduction to insect monitoring for new scouts…

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  • Using Pesticides Wisely – Georgia 2023.1. As mandated by federal labels, one must hold a private or commercial pesticide applicator license topurchase and use the restricted use herbicides Engenia, XtendiMax, and Tavium. Use is limited to ONLYthose persons holding a private or commercial applicator certification. It is no longer permissible for noncertified applicators to apply…

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  • I have received this question a couple of times this week from growers and retailers with indeterminate soybeans. According to the soybean weed control section of the 2022 UGA Pest Management Handbook, paraquat can be applied to soybeans based on the following instructions. The paraquat rate according to this reference is 0.25 lb ai per acre…

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  • It has been an interesting week in agriculture in Colquitt County. The illustration from NOAA shows the observed rainfall total for the past week. Growers have been starting to irrigate cotton and peanuts again. Corn harvest is starting and whitefly populations are building in area cotton fields. Cotton: Whitefly has been the topic of discussion…

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  • The latest drought monitor was released on June 2, 2002. It shows that Colquitt County is still abnormally dry and the weather forecast is showing hot, dry conditions in the near future. Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, has informed county Extension agents today (June 5, 2022) that soybean rust has been found in Lowndes…

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  • On January 11, 2022, the EPA approved the registrations for Enlist One (2,4-D choline) and Enlist Duo (glyphosate + 2,4-D choline) for an additional 7 years (2029).  However, there will be significant label changes to help further protect the environment, pollinators, and endangered species.  The following are some (not all) of the important label changes…

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  • Soybean Green Stem (Prostko)

    Last week, I received a few phone calls about soybean green stem (SGS) (Figure 1).  The causes of SGS are not well understood but are likely attributed to various stresses that can effect soybean pod development.  Stresses include problems such as stinkbugs, aphids, thrips, disease, viruses, and environmental.   The use of foliar fungicides, especially the…

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  • Amanda Smith, UGA Ag Economist, has updated the row crop comparison tool on the Extension Ag Economics Budgets web page. The May update includes increased commodity prices, updated crop insurance prices and higher fuel and fertilizer prices. Row Crop Comparison Tool May 2021 Strip Till Row Crop Comparison Tool May 2021 Conventional Till If you…

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