Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Row Crop Disease Update 7-24-15

Below are a few comments from Bob Kemerait, UGA Plant Pathologist, about the current row crop disease situation.  There has been angular leaf spot observed in Colquitt County.  Cotton: ANGULAR LEAF SPOT (aka bacterial blight):  Angular leaf spot is a bacterial disease caused by the pathogen now known as Xanthomonas axonopodis […]
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2015 Peanut Rx

A good way to help producers with fungicide programs in peanut is to use Peanut Rx.  Peanut Rx was developed by researchers and Extension specialists at UGA, University of Florida, and Auburn University.  This program takes factors such as variety, planting date, plant population, row pattern tillage and field history to […]
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Forage Insect Update 7-24-15

Below are a few comments from Dr, Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Agronomist, on the current forage insect situation. Bermudagrass stem maggot We have been seeing and getting reports of bermudagrass stem maggot damage all across the southern 2/3 of Georgia. Most folks have cut their second cutting and many have […]
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Thoughts on Bermudagrass Stem Maggot!!

I have been noticing various levels of bermudagrass stem maggot damage in area bermudagrass fields.  It is suggest to closely monitoring the current regrowth of bermudagrass for damage. It is usually late in the second cutting or early in the third cutting when damaging levels first begin to appear. Spraying an […]
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Pecan Phylloxera (and UGA pecan hotline information)

Many of you may have noticed pecan trees with wart-like galls on the leaves. This is the result of feeding by an aphid-like insect called phylloxera, which causes rapid and abnormal growth of young leaf tissue to surround and enclose the female (called a stem mother). Based on the calls I’ve […]
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El Nino Podcast from Pam Knox, UGA Climatologist.

This year’s El Nino is particularly weird according to University of Georgia Climatologist Pam Knox. Typically, El Nino starts around late December, but this time around it did not start until about March. Because of that, subtropical jet streams have shifted over Texas and Oklahoma during their planting season, causing […]
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SE Hay Contest

Building on the success of the first 10 years of the Southeastern Hay Contest, we are excited to announce a MAJOR EXPANSION of this contest! Massey Ferguson has joined us as the title sponsor for the SE Hay Contest! They will be providing the Grand Prize of a new Massey […]
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