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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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  • The Georgia Cotton Commission, Georgia Peanut Commission and the University of Georgia Extension Cotton and Peanut Teams, will co-sponsor a joint research field day on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, in Tifton, Georgia.The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. at the Tifton Campus Conference Center (TCCC) in the North Parking Lot. After a brief welcome,…

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  • The Colquitt County Cooperative Extension will be offering peanut hull scrape clinics starting on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The clinics will be offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until the end of September from 8:30 am to 10 am at the Colquitt County Extension office. Taking a good sample is CRUCIAL in determining the proper…

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  • Up Coming Events: Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Maturity update will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. This meeting will start at noon and will be held at the Colquitt County Extension Office. Drs. Monfort and Hand will be the keynote speakers. Call the office at 229-616-7455 if you are interested in attending.   Colquitt County Hull…

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  • Upcoming Events!! Packer Park Field Day is this Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Dr. Bob will be in town to update local growers about disease management in cotton and peanuts. We will also discuss the on farm research that is being conducted at this location. Call the Colquitt County Extension office if you are interested in…

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  • Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Agribusiness Training Rescheduled!! The Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Agribusiness Training scheduled in Colquitt County on August 8, 2023 from 10:00 to 1:00 will be rescheduled for a later date. Stay tuned. The Fall Vegetable Disease and Whitefly Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 9. 2023. If you are interested in attending…

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  • Cotton: The cotton crop ranges from 7-8 leaves to 4th week of bloom.  White fly populations are not exploding but are been noticed more every week.  Scouts and consultants need to monitor the situation over the next few weeks.  As of today (July 30, 2023), I have not seen or heard of any target spot…

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