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  • This week was another interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Cold weather is in the forecast for next week. The current weather forecast for the Moultrie, GA area is below (October 14, 2022). Pam Knox, UGA Climatologist, mentions that “While it may be warm and sunny today, a strong cold front over the weekend will…

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  • Last week was another exciting one in Colquitt County agriculture. Growers in the area have begun to harvest peanuts and defoliate cotton this past week. The five day forecast for the Moultrie-Colquitt County area is dry and sunny, which is great for the cotton and peanut harvest that is starting. The September edition of the…

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  • It has been an interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. The illustration below show the rainfall totals for the last 2 weeks for Colquitt County and the 5 day forecast for Moultrie. Peanut hull maturity clinics this week have been busy. Georgia 06G have been running 140 to 145 days to maturity. Growers need to…

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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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  • Current Situation: Rain, rain, rain. Cotton crop ranges from first square to 3rd week of bloom. The majority of the area peanut crop ranges from 40-60 days old. Corn crop ranges from hard dough to 3/4 milk line. Mr Kichler, How much has it rained? It is amazing how the weather can go from one…

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  • It has been an interesting week in Colquitt County.  The weather pattern seems to have changed and rain chances have increased.  Below are the rainfall totals for the past week in Colquitt County. The CoCoRaHS website illustrates rain fall totals from Colquitt County from the last seven days (7-3-22 to 7-9-22). Rainfall totals range from…

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  • Current Situation:  The cotton crop ranges from just planted to second week of squaring.  Cotton growers are applying herbicides and fertilizer to crop.  Peanut growers are applying cracking sprays to try to clean up weeds.  The corn crop ranges from VT (Tassel) to R2 (Blister) stage of development.  Southern rust was found last week in…

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  • Current Situation: Happy Friday the 13th!! Dry conditions have set in over the last couple of weeks. According to the UGA Weather Network, the Moultrie location recorded 1.07 inches of rain over the last 31 days. The last drought monitor was released on May 12, 2022 and shows that Colquitt County is experiencing abnormally dry…

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  • April is expected to be warmer and drier than usual across most of the Southeast in 2022. This continues the pattern seen in the past few months that was caused by a combination of the current La Niña and the trend towards warmer temperatures observed since the 1970s. The last few Aprils have been cooler…

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  • I am sure that everybody is aware of the cold weather that is in the forecast for this weekend. Dr. Bob Kemerait has recently posted on social media on how cold weather will hopefully reduce cotton regrowth and volunteer corn, as well as aid with reducing nematode numbers and diseases. But it could cause significant…

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