Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Assessing Cabbage Varieties

This week I planted a cabbage variety trial in Colquitt County with our new UGA extension vegetable horticulturalist, Dr. Tim Coolong (pictured below). Dr. Coolong comes to us from the University of  Kentucky where he held the same job title. I have gotten the chance to work with Dr. Coolong…
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September Trivia

I must admit I stole the idea of a trivia question from a fellow agent, Rome Ethredge, who does a question of the week on his blog. I thought it would be a good way to get some conversation started on here while giving you some gee-whiz information. Leave a comment…
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Peanut Harvest Reminders

Just passing on a few reminders as you gear-up to dig and harvest peanuts. *Install sharp blades on digger-shakers, keep blades sharp  and replace frequently. *Clean combine thoroughly, especially the pickup header and  the straw walkers to remove old debris that might cause issues with Seg 2 or 3  peanuts….
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Bermudagrass Browning

In the past week or so I have received numerous calls about bermudagrass that was brown/dying in hay fields and pastures. Many cases have been caused by damage from the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot (BSM). However, I have seen just as many cases that were caused by leaf spot and leaf rust. A closer look at…
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Avoid Contamination in Cotton

Check out the letter below produced by the Georgia Cotton Commission. It addresses some serious lint contamination issues. Click anywhere on the document to make it larger.
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Artificial Insemination School

Southeast Select Sires, Inc., has scheduled an Artificial Insemination (AI) School for October 7 – 9, 2013, at the Calhoun Stockyard on Hwy. 53 near Calhoun, Georgia.  The class will begin at 12 noon on Monday and will finish at 12 noon on Wednesday. The cost is $350 per person.  …
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2013 Farm Bill Update and Brief Summary

UGA Extension Economist, Dr. Don Shurley, has been keeping tabs on the farm bill status. He has provided us an update this week. The 2008 farm bill originally expired in 2012 but Congress failed to complete action to legislate new law to begin in 2013.  The 2008 farm bill was…
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2013 GA Peanut Tour

The 27th annual Georgia Peanut Tour will be held in south Georgia, Sept. 17-19th. Started as an effort to attract more buyers to the state, the tour is an opportunity for industry leaders and farmers to showcase the crop’s quality and planting and how peanuts are handled post-harvest. The tour…
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Late-Season Options for Morningglory Control in Peanut

As we near peanut harvest, you may be wondering about late season morningglory control options. Here a few thoughts to consider from extension weed scientist, Dr. Eric Prostko: 1) Depending upon the anticipated digging date, 2,4-DB can be used to slow down the spread/growth of annual morningglory.  However, this treatment will not provide any real…
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