Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

P, K, Zn Fertilization of Young Pecan Trees

Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Horticulturalist, discusses some great points about fertilization of young pecan trees.  Below are his thoughts on this subject. Most soils on which new pecan orchards are established here in Georgia are old row crop fields or cleared pine land. In the case of row crop fields,…
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2015 UGA Cotton Budgets

Don Shurley, UGA Cotton Economist, has posted the new update 2015 cotton production budgets.  These budgets include irrigated and dry land production that utilize a conventional or strip till production system.  If you have any questions about the budgets contact your local county agent. 2015-CONV-IR 2015-CONV-NI 2015-ST-IR 2015-ST-NI
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Peanut Update — 3-2-15

Peanuts: Below are some questions that I have been getting about peanut production. Warrant Label Change!! Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Scientist, has an update on a new supplemental label for Warrant for peanuts. 1) Preplant soil incorporated (PPI) applications together with Prowl, Sonalan, or Strongarm are not recommended due to…
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Current Wheat Situation — February 2015

I have been getting a few questions about wheat production over the last few days. The first set of questions concern weed control.  Area growers need to determine growth stage of their wheat crop in order to select herbicide options.  Below is a figure that shows wheat growth stages and herbicide timing based…
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2015 UGA Pecan School

The UGA Pecan School will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center from 8:00 am-noon. This activity was formerly known as Pecan “Scout” School and is held every other year. The goal of this gathering is to cover the basics of pecan production. Topics…
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Presidio Labeled in Tobacco

Tobacco Producers, Below is a label for Presidio for use in tobacco.  If you are interested in more info then attend the Area Tobacco Meeting on February 19th, starting at 10 am.  This production meeting will be held at the Colquitt County Extension office. Presidio Tobacco Label – Except CA…
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New Herbicide Formulations in 2015

Listed below are some new herbicides available in 2015. This information was provided by Dr. Eric Prostko, UGA Weed Specialist: Some New Herbicide Formulations for 2015 (Prostko) Here is the slate of new herbicide formulations that you might read or hear about somewhere.  I have indicated if I have any…
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