Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Whitefly Issues in Vegetables

Below is an update on whitefly issues in vegetables from Dr. Alton “Stormy” Sparks (Extension Vegetable Entomologist, UGA, Tifton) Everyone knows we have ridiculous pest pressure from whiteflies this fall. We were hoping that the rain from the recent hurricane would cause extensive adult mortality and provide some relief. While…
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Update on Fall Vegetable Diseases

Below is a brief update on fall vegetable diseases from Dr. Bhabesh Dutta (Extension Vegetable Pathologist, UGA, Tifton) Cucumber downy mildew has been reported from few counties in GA in Fall watermelon and cucumbers. This disease can cause severe defoliation and vine decline resulting in significant yield loss. As a preventative…
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Tips on Cotton Defoliation

At the cotton defoliation meeting that was held last week at the Colquitt County Extension office, Jared Whitaker brought up some good points to consider for this upcoming cotton harvest season. Defoliation Timing: Cotton defoliation is a sensitive process. For a successful harvest, defoliation must be carefully timed and carried…
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End of the Year Peanut Fungicide Decisions

When growers bring in peanut samples to County Extension maturity clinics, often they ask about when to terminate fungicide applications.  Well, it all depends on their particular disease situation they are facing.  Bob Kemerait, UGA Peanut Plant Pathologist, has given some great suggestions to answer these questions..   Below are…
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Colquitt County Ag Update 8-19-16

Up Coming Meetings:    Georgia Cattlemen’s Regional Roundup Tuesday, August 23, 2016 This event will be held at the Colquitt County Extension Office and starts at 6 PM.  If you are interesting in attending please RSVP to the Georgia Cattlemen’s office in Macon, 478-474-6560.   Colquitt County Cotton Defoliation and…
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Grain Storage Update

Below is a brief update on Stored Grain Protectants from Dr. Michael D. Toews, UGA Entomologist. Update on Stored Grain Protectants: I am getting many calls about treating shelled corn as it goes into storage.  Here is a primer on products and efficacy from my recent tests in Georgia. Actellic…
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Cabbage Fertility

Around Colquitt County, I have noticed that farmers are already preparing land for fall vegetable crops so I thought it would be a good to write about the fertility requirements for cabbage. The best fertility management programs are based off of soil tests taken from the field areas where the cabbage is to…
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