Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Georgia Pest Management Handbook

The Georgia Pest Control Management Handbook is great resource for pesticide information not only for county agents but for farmers, retailers and gardeners.  This reference can be obtained online at the following links Commercial: http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=SB28   Homeowner: http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=SB48  
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Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat.

The Colquitt County area has had rain this week and the area wheat crop is around Feekes stage 10 of development.  This has sparked some questions and concerns about fusarium head blight.  Below are some questions that I have been getting about this subject and would like to thank  Dr. Alfredo […]
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Pecan Grafting Clinic

A pecan grafting clinic will be held at the UGA Ponder Research Farm pecan orchard on Tuesday April 21, 2015. Grafting techniques discussed will be 4-flap or banana grafting and bark grafting. The grafting clinic will begin at 10:00 a.m. See below for directions: UGA Ponder Farm Directions 28 Ty […]
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Just a Reminder: Forage Conference Starts Next Week!

    Forage production is at the heart of Georgia’s livestock industries. Our diverse forage systems are some of the best in the world. For the fourth straight year, the Georgia Cattlemen’s Annual Convention begins with a focus on forages with the Georgia Forages’ Conference starting off the week’s events. This Conference […]
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2015 UGA Soybean Production Guides and Recommended Varieties

The electronic copy of the 2015 Georgia Soybean Production Guide can be accessed via the UGA Soybean Webpage at http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/soybeans/   Or accessed directly via the link — http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/soybeans/documents/2015GeorgiaSoybeanProductionGuide-website.pdf   The recommended varieties for 2015 can be found in the guide and on the webpage OR via the link — […]
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Fungicide Program Example for Managing Pecan Scab

Below are some thoughts from Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, on fungicide programs in pecan. The following 8-spray fungicide schedule is provided as an example of one option to use for pecan scab management in light of the emerging scab insensitivity issues surrounding some of our fungicides. Since Tin is such an integral part […]
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P, K, Zn Fertilization of Young Pecan Trees

Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Horticulturalist, discusses some great points about fertilization of young pecan trees.  Below are his thoughts on this subject. Most soils on which new pecan orchards are established here in Georgia are old row crop fields or cleared pine land. In the case of row crop fields, […]
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2015 UGA Cotton Budgets

Don Shurley, UGA Cotton Economist, has posted the new update 2015 cotton production budgets.  These budgets include irrigated and dry land production that utilize a conventional or strip till production system.  If you have any questions about the budgets contact your local county agent. 2015-CONV-IR 2015-CONV-NI 2015-ST-IR 2015-ST-NI
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