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Mites!!

Vegetable producers,   Below are a few words from Stormy Sparks, UGA Vegetable Entomologist, on the current insect situation in vegetables.   Southern armyworm have been reported in multiple tomato fields. This is not unusual. What is unusual is that they have been hard to kill. They have been reported…
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Reflex Labeled for Georgia Watermelon, Squash, and Pumpkin. 5-7-14

I have received some questions about Reflex and its application to watermelon, squash, and pumpkin. These new herbicidal tools are a result of cooperative efforts involving The University of Georgia, Syngenta, IR-4, The Georgia Department of Agriculture, The Georgia Agricultural Commission for Vegetables, and Industry. It is critical that county…
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Summer Annual Forages

This time of year, I often get questions about what type of summer annual forages to plant in Colquitt County. Warm season annual grasses are established from seed and are productive during spring and summer. Plantings of warm season annual grasses can be made in the spring as soon as…
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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!

This year has been great and getting to know all of you has been a pleasure. I have sincerely enjoyed being your county extension agent. You all have made me feel so welcome, and I couldn’t be more thankful! I look forward to seeing you in 2014! Merry Christmas from the Colquitt…
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Crown Rust Outbreak on Oats in Florida

I recently received the following pest alert from University of Florida Extension Agents…….We have a significant outbreak of crown rust on oats state-wide in Florida. Last year, this new strain infected and killed most of our research oats at Quincy and Marianna. ALL SOUTHEASTERN OATS appear to be susceptible to this new…
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