Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Minimize Your Risks from Moldy Hay

Below is information from Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, about feeding moldy hay to livestock. Because of the wet fall, many producers have faced extremely difficult field curing conditions for their hay. Additionally, hay that was bone dry in the field has, in many cases, developed mold problems…
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Current Forage Questions!!

Watch Out for Prussic Acid !! This is the time of year cattle producers need to be careful of Prussic acid. Prussic acid poisoning may occur when livestock consume certain forages and wild plants. Prussic acid is also called hydrocyanic acid or HCN. HCN can build up to toxic levels…
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Time to Nematode Sample in Cotton Fields

Cotton Nematode Samples  With cotton harvest having started, it is time to take cotton nematode samples. In order to have a good representation of nematode populations within a field, predictive nematode samples should be taken in late fall usually just after cotton has been harvested.  It is better to take…
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2014 Farmgate Value Report

Led by increases in forestry and livestock values, Georgia’s agricultural output increased by $484 million in 2014, making agriculture, once again, the largest industry in the state with a value of $14.1 billion. According to the most recent University of Georgia Farmgate Value Report, published earlier this month, the value…
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Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Maturity Update!!!

Upcoming Meeting:  On Friday, September 4, 2015,the Colquitt County Cooperative Extension will be hosting a Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and Peanut Maturity Meeting.  The meeting will begin at noon with a sponsored lunch.  Drs. Jared Whitaker, UGA Cotton Agronomist, and Scott Monfort, UGA Peanut Agronomist, will be in attendance to…
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Late Summer Nut Drop

Below are a few comments from Dr. Lenny Wells on the current pecan situation. Pecans are susceptible to four distinct periods of physiological nut drop throughout the growing season, in which the tree will abort or shed nuts. The first drop occurs immediately after pollination and often goes un-noticed. The…
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