Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

2013 UGA Corn Variety Trial Data

The UGA Statewide Variety Testing program provides annual performance testing results on several commodities including canola, small grains and forage, corn and silage, and field crops. The data for the 2013 UGA Corn Variety Trials is now available online.  You can find the data for the coastal plain locations at…
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Incentive Funding for Diesel to Electric Motor Conversion

An opportunity for incentive funding to help with Diesel to Electric conversion…. The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA)… announced a second round of the Georgia Agricultural Irrigation Motor (AIM) Program, an incentive program designed to help Georgia farmers become more energy-efficient, save money on fuel costs, and reduce emissions… The…
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Pathogen Profile: Black Rot of Crucifers

Causal Agent: Bacteria (Xanthomonas campestris) Symptoms: V-shaped necrotic lesions around the tip of leaves. Dark veins extending downward into the mid-rib. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, rutabaga, turnip, collards, radish, mustard, watercress, and other plants in the Crucifer (Brassica) family are susceptible. Vegetables other than crucifers are not susceptible….
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AI Training School In Athens

Dates: January 18-20 Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Location: NE GA Livestock Arena, Athens, GA The ABS Global AI Management School offers students the opportunity to learn AI techniques and herd management under skilled supervision.  The curriculum includes Anatomy and Reproduction; Reproduction and Fertility; Heat Detection; Nutrition; Principles of Genetics and…
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FSA Advises Producers to Anticipate Payment Reductions Due to Mandated Sequester

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reminding farmers and ranchers who participate in FSA programs to plan accordingly in FY2014 for automatic spending reductions known as sequestration. The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) mandates that federal agencies implement automatic, annual reductions to discretionary and mandatory spending limits. For mandatory…
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2013 Georgia Tobacco Crop Report

Found this in the Tobacco Farmer Newsletter. This issue focused on giving production updates for the 2013 crop. Thought some of you would be interested in it. Let me know if you would like the full issue or want to sign up to receive the newsletter. GEORGIA: This was probably the worst crop in…
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