Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Tips on Managing Seedling Disease In Cotton

I have received a question or two about managing cotton seedling disease.  Below are a few points to consider from the UGA Cotton Production Guide. Good management practices to reduce the chance of seedling disease include the following: Plant in warm soils where the temperature at a 4-inch depth is…
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Managing Thrips in Peanut

Below are a few words from Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, about managing thrips in peanut. As usual, thrips management will be the first insect issue peanut growers face in 2018. These tiny pests will be present in virtually every peanut field in the state, but the severity of infestations…
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Watermelon Update

Watermelon Update Seedcorn Maggots in Transplanted Crops   Problems with seedcorn maggots in transplanted crops are popping up all over south Georgia this Spring. While this is a rare occasion (use of transplants avoids many soil borne insect problems), that makes it no less severe when it occurs. Maggots can…
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UGA Sorghum Quick Guide

Below is a Georgia Quick guide that contains good production information on grain sorghum production. Georgia Grain Sorghum Production Quick Guide   Below is a list of Sugar Cane Aphid Tolerant Varieties. List of Sugar Cane Aphid Tolerant Varieties  
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2018 Peanut Rx

Below is the new edition of the 2018 Peanut Rx.  The Spotted Wilt Index and the Peanut Fungal Disease Risk Index were successfully combined in 2005 to produce the Peanut Disease Risk Index for peanut producers in the southeastern United States. The Peanut Disease Risk Index, developed by researchers and…
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