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  • It is Expo week! Please come down and attend the North America’s Premier Farm Show in Moultrie.  This is a great place to visit with Extension, industry and other people with an interest agriculture. The weather is supposed to be great for this annual event.  Events include announcing the winners for the Sunbelt Expo Southeastern…

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  • GeneralQuality of bermudagrass and bahia declines rapidly from now to frost. Growers need to watch body condition of their cattle because supplemental  feed may be needed.Stockpiling foragesstockpiling berudagrass • Finish planting winter grazing in prepared seed beds and begin over seeding winter annuals into pastures.Time to Start Thinking About Overseeding Your PasturesTips on Overseeding Pastures…

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  • Source:  Southern Ag Today – Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Kelvin Bobbie, Seth McAllister, Amanda Smith, and Yangxuan Liu, UGA Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics Interest among producers in adopting cover crops to enhance soil fertility, mitigate erosion, and manage weeds has been growing. Legumes, which are cover crops capable of fixing nitrogen, are recognized for enhancing soil…

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  • Join us for a Virtual Produce Safety Alliance Training on November 1st, 2023. The training will cover the standardized curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, which meets the regulatory requirements of the Produce Safety Rule under FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act). The course will provide a foundation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and co-management information,…

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  • It is dry!!! The dry weather has impacted the maturity of the peanut crop in the area, but harvest conditions have been good for cotton and peanuts. Forage producers are waiting on rain to establish winter annual forages. Colquitt County received 0.76 inches of rain from September 1, 2023, to October 8, 2023, and the…

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  • Drip Irrigation Information Session will focus on design, components, and technology. The event will be hosted at the Colquitt County Ag Complex from 9 am – 1 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Lunch will be provided by TORO. Pesticide and CCA credits will be offered. Please click on the button below to register. Please…

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  • G. David Buntin, University of Georgia, Grain Crop Entomologist The Hessian fly, Mayetiola destructor, can cause severe damage to wheat production throughout the southern United States. In spring of 2023, we had a serious outbreak of Hessian fly in wheat across the southern United States and Coastal Plain region of Georgia. Infestations varied but it…

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  • Cotton: The cotton crop ranges from the 5th week of bloom to defoliated. I have seen a lot of potash and other fertility issues in fields as the crop reaches its end. Growers need to pay attention to these spots and evaluate causes by looking at soil or nematode samples. According to Dr. Camp Hand, UGA…

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  • Peanuts:  The peanut crop ranges from 90 days to digging.  Dry weather is in the forecast and local growers are starting to irrigate again. Late leaf spot is being noticed in some fields. Foliage feeding caterpillar activity has been decreasing around the county. Hull Scrape clinics will be held this week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from…

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  • It is that time of year when area cattlemen and forage producers look for recommended varieties to plant this fall. Below are recommendations for ryegrass, oats, and wheat. The UGA OVT forage data can be obtained here. Statewide variety selection is critical because variety selection is the most important decision a farmer makes. Farmers want and…

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