Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

2014 Vegetables: Pesticide Product Update


New Labeled Fungicides in 2014: 2 NEW FUNGICIDES : Merivon- BASF Bulb Vegetables (Onions) (11 floz/A) Purple Blotch Botrytis neck rot Botrytis leaf blight Downy Mildew Cucurbit Crops (5.5 floz/A) Powdery Mildew Gummy Stem Blight Alternaria Anthracnose Target Spot Leafy Vegetables (not brassicas) Proline- Bayer Cucurbit Crops (5.7 floz/A) Fusarium […]
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2015 Georgia Ag Forecast


Ag Forecast is an annual seminar series presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in partnership with Georgia Farm Bureau and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. We invite you to join us at one of our seminars this year to discuss crops, commodities, and agricultural economics. This […]
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Brassica Update


I thought it would be good to touch base with everyone about what I’m seeing on brassicas here in the county. Sclerotinia on Cabbage: The entire head of cabbage begins to collapse and a white fungal growth occurs. In later stages of development raisin-like structures can be observed.   Sclerotinia […]
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Wheat Production Questions 12-4-14

Over the last couple of days I have received a few questions concerning seeding rates and fertility for wheat.  Below are some thoughts about early season wheat production and how those decisions can affect yield. Seeding rates:  Some area growers establish wheat by broadcasting and incorporating with a disc or do all. In general, establishing […]
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Making Decisions and Understanding the 2014 Farm Bill

A series of meetings to provide information and analysis to assist producers and landowners understand what’s required and make decisions. Meetings will be conducted by University of Georgia agricultural economists Nathan Smith and Don Shurley, the USDA Farm Service Agency, and the USDA Risk Management Agency. Questions and answers and discussion […]
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Interseeding Alfalfa in Bermudagrass Demonstration in Colquitt County!!

Interseeding alfalfa into bermudagrass is an interesting concept for forage growers in the south.  There are several reasons why forage growers need to consider this production system. Why Interseed Alfalfa into Bermudagrass? 1. Grow your own nitrogen for the bermudagrass. 2. Increase the quality of your forage (+ 30 or […]
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