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  • I wanted to inform local cattle producers about the virtual opportunity starting in January 2024. The Georgia Master Cattlemen Program will be offered by Zoom for cattle producers. The cost is $20. The program will be 8 sessions starting Monday evening January 22nd beginning at 6pm.  Topics covered during the 8 sessions will include Nutrition…

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  • This is going to be an interesting weather week for Colquitt County. According to the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, 1.5-2 inches of rain is in the forecast for Monday-Tuesday. Please monitor the weather situation as potential severe weather can impact the area. If you would like more information on the upcoming weather please go…

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  •   Today (January 3, 2024), the Georgia Feral Hog Task Force, a multi-agency collaboration between the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD), and the University of Georgia, announced a new trap rental pilot program will…

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  • The Colquitt County Extension office will be closed for the holidays from December 25, 2023, to January 1, 2024, and reopen on January 2nd. Up Coming Meetings The links to register for the 2024 Corn Short Course and the 2024 Georgia Cotton Commission Annual Meeting/UGA Cotton Production Workshop are available at the following website.  2024…

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  • If you a horse enthusiast, there is virtual opportunity for you. Educational sessions will be held every Tuesday in January on Zoom discussing topics such as herd health, nutrition, and reproduction. If you have any questions please contact your local county Extension agent.

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  • The 2023 UGA on farm cotton variety data is posted below. This past year, 10 cotton varieties were evaluated in 24 different yield environments. The fiber quality information will be available soon. Colquitt County was the host of a dryland and an irrigated location for the on-farm variety trials this year. The Colquitt County dryland…

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  • The 2024 production meeting season is fast approaching. Below are the dates for the meetings in January and February 2024. If you would like to attend please fill out online form below. If you have any questions please contact the Colquitt County Extension office. The number is 229-616-7455. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1JZZiXX9k2XkOWaM8FBqNTjoKJMK5R3x-zXbP5ARNkFMZjQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

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  • The peanut harvest is coming to an end this week, and the cotton harvest is in full swing. The Halloween edition of the Drought Monitor shows 50% of the state of Georgia is not in drought, but 49% of the state is experiencing conditions ranging from D0-D4. According to the Drought Monitor, 100% of Colquitt…

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  • A great article written by Steve Morgan, UGA Forage Team about minimizing forage losses. The weather situation has challenged many cattlemen and forage producers this fall. Below are some great tips about storing and feeding hay. According to USDA, in 2019, the United States produced more than 57.7 million acres of forage crops that were…

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  • The big news this week is the cooler weather.  The forecast for Moultrie, Ga shows lower 40’s and upper 30’s middle part of the week. This situation should be monitored because a small change in temperature or timing can make a big difference. Cotton:  According to Dr. Camp Hand, UGA Cotton agronomist, if you are…

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