Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?

How Does the New Tax Law Affect You?  Thursday, May 17, 2018, 9:00am – 12:00pm  Colquitt County Extension Office Georgia farmers and landowners can learn more about how the new tax law affects them individually and their farming operation at tax bill workshops from University of Georgia Extension. After the…
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Managing Thrips in Peanut

Below are a few words from Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, about managing thrips in peanut. As usual, thrips management will be the first insect issue peanut growers face in 2018. These tiny pests will be present in virtually every peanut field in the state, but the severity of infestations…
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Watermelon Update

Watermelon Update Seedcorn Maggots in Transplanted Crops   Problems with seedcorn maggots in transplanted crops are popping up all over south Georgia this Spring. While this is a rare occasion (use of transplants avoids many soil borne insect problems), that makes it no less severe when it occurs. Maggots can…
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2018 Peanut Rx

Below is the new edition of the 2018 Peanut Rx.  The Spotted Wilt Index and the Peanut Fungal Disease Risk Index were successfully combined in 2005 to produce the Peanut Disease Risk Index for peanut producers in the southeastern United States. The Peanut Disease Risk Index, developed by researchers and…
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Thoughts on Weed Control in Wheat

It has been challenging time for wheat producers trying to control weeds. January was a cold month and February has been wet.  The crop has progressed at a fast rate and growers need to monitor the stage of development of the crop before the application of herbicides.  Area wheat fields,…
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