Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Forage Quality in 2018

This year has been a challenge for forage producers due to the wet weather this summer.  A few years ago we ran into this same issue of low quality forages. UGA Extension Forage Scientist Dr. Dennis Hancock is encouraging cattlemen and producers to sample their hay and baleage to assess the…
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Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Harvest Meeting being held on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

The Colquitt County Extension will be hosting a Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Harvest Meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. This meeting will start at noon and will be held at the Colquitt County Extension office. Drs. Jared Whitaker, UGA Cotton Agronomist, and Scott Monfort, UGA Peanut Agronomist, will be the…
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Foxtail in hayfields

Across the state, foxtail in pastures and hay fields seems to be higher this year than in years past. The weather we have had this season could be the cause. Scout hay fields for this weed and DO NOT feed foxtail infested hay to horses, cattle, or other livestock. The awns…
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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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Tips on Managing Seedling Disease In Cotton

I have received a question or two about managing cotton seedling disease.  Below are a few points to consider from the UGA Cotton Production Guide. Good management practices to reduce the chance of seedling disease include the following: Plant in warm soils where the temperature at a 4-inch depth is…
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