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News, events, and happenings in Colquitt County agriculture.

Weed Managment

  • Growers are trying to finish planting their cotton and peanut crops. The corn crop ranges from V10 to early pollination, and the peanut crop ranges from just planted to about 40 days old. The weather has not been optimal for herbicide applications to cotton and peanuts. Drier weather is in the immediate forecast. The cooler […]

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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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  • This time of year the calls come in about Valor injury on peanut. Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Peanut Weed Guy, has some great points about Valor injury and how they recover from this issue. Last night (May 12), many areas of the state received some rainfall.  In some locations, it was more than 1″ (Camilla […]

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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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  • Recently heard of a major whoopsie due to some communication errors.  There are least 3 herbicides floating around Georgia with similar trade names but have very different uses.  Please encourage your growers and dealers to pay close attention to what is being sprayed.

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  • It has been another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Growers are busy planting this years cotton and peanut crop. The corn crop ranges from V3 to V8 and the wheat crop is starting to dry down. The current weather forecast calls for low rain chances in the immediate future. Grasshoppers: I have been getting […]

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  • Below are a few observations from Dr. Eric Prostko’s corn research plots this week. Dr. Prostko is the Extension Weed Specialist with corn responsibilities. 2) Question #1: Why do I have Prowl H20 3.8SC (pendimethalin) mixed with everything in these treatments? Texas panicum/buffalograss/bullgrass is one of the most common annual grass weeds in Georgia field […]

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  • It has been another exciting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Questions about corn production, burndown, pecans and forages have been common. They are discussed below. Some responses to a few common questions this week about preplant burndowns: 1)  What is the plant-back restriction for field corn following an application of 2,4-D? Plant-back restrictions for field […]

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  • Cutleaf eveningprimrose and wild radish have traditionally been troublesome weeds to manage in reduced-till fields. The most effective and economical option for controlling primrose and radish is an application of 2,4-D alone or mixed with any Roundup mixture (such as Roundup + Valor) at least 30 days before planting. For primrose, 2,4-D at 12 oz/A […]

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  • Another interesting week in Colquitt County agriculture. Lets go over some of the questions that I have been be getting the last couple of days. What are the soil temperatures? Cooler weather has been the topic this week. The illustration below shows how the 2, 4, and 8-inch soil temperatures have fluctuated from 6:00 p.m. […]

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