Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Georgia Pesticide Waste Clean Day Event

Georgia Pesticide Waste Clean Day Event Sunbelt Ag Expo Moultrie, GA. November 14,2018 9am-3pm Georgia Clean Day is a program that gives everyone an opportunity to discard old, unusable, or cancelled pesticides to a hazardous waste contractor for disposal. Pesticides in leaking containers or disposed of improperly may cause environmental…
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A few comments on cotton defoliation in 2018 with a limited supply of Thidiazuron (Whitaker and Freeman)

Many around the state are concerned about the limited availability of thidiazuron and how that will affect cotton defoliation in 2018. Thidiazuron (TDZ) is a key component of many cotton defoliation tank mix and is excellent at preventing regrowth after defoliation. Below are our thoughts and suggestions on the issue….
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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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