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  •   This time of year I get a lot of questions about seeding winter annual forages.  Most of our most common forage species (e.g., annual ryegrass, bahiagrass, tall fescue, etc.) should be planted at a depth of ¼ to ½ inch. Some can be planted as deep as 1 inch without hampering emergence (e.g.,rye, wheat,…

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  • Cost of Pecan Production

    Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan specialist, recently posted an interesting article on the cost of pecan production on the UGA Pecan Extension blog.  It has variable costs and net returns for pecan production this year. Interesting stuff. https://site.extension.uga.edu/pecan/2014/09/cost-of-pecan-production/      

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  • 2015 Wheat Production Budgets

    In order to make informed decisions about growing crops, knowing the production costs is important. Wheat is no exception.  Last year was not a great year for wheat production in Colquitt County but I have received a question or two about wheat production.  Below are 2015 wheat production budgets for intensive and conventional managed wheat.…

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  • Area Wheat Production Meeting

    There will be an area wheat production meeting held on October 1, 2014 at the Colquitt County Extension office.  The production meeting will start at noon.  Dr. Dewey Lee, UGA Small Grain Agronomist, will be on hand to give area producers an update on wheat production.  If you are interested in attending please call the Colquitt County Extension office at 229-616-7455.

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  • Peanuts: The maturity with irrigated Georgia 06G have been running anywhere from 135 to 150 days at the maturity clinics at the office.  Dryland fields have been variable on the maturity and it depends on when they suffered from drought conditions and set pegs. Below are few suggested tips/questions to consider for determining when to DIG:…

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  • Cowpea Curculio Report

    We had a great discussion at the cowpea curculio crisis meeting in Tifton. Unfortunately I don’t have great news to report about the meeting, but I have highlighted a few key points that I took away from the meeting: 1) Let’s discuss insecticides: Many of you know that pyrethroids are only showing moderate suppression of…

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  • Georgia Forage News

    Find the latest edition of the Georgia Forage News put out by the UGA Forage Team at the link below:   https://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/forages/documents/GFN/GFN20314.pdf   Includes:   Forage Insects by Ray Hicks – Screven CEC How to succeed at growing an early forage crop for winter grazing by Will Lovett – Brantley/Charlton CEC Questions about establishing alfalfa…

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  • I have received many calls concerning the cowpea curculio in southern peas. Unfortunately I do not have a magic formula to aid cowpea growers in controlling this pest. Below are some remarks from Stormy Sparks, David Riley and Jenna Kicklighter. You will also see an announcement for an emergency meeting on September 10th to discuss…

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  • Why are my cabbage transplants dying? Did your cabbage transplants die soon after planting? Often this is caused by a damping-off disease. Damping-off diseases are caused by various fungi that live in the soil. The most common are caused by two genera of fungi, Rhizoctonia and Pythium. We have seen symptoms like those shown in…

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  • You would be surprised about how many times people will call the Extension office in Moultrie, Georgia and ask for directions to the office.  So getting to the office can be confusing at times especially if you are not familiar to the area. This sign was constructed and put up with the help of the Colquitt County…

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