Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Broad Mites in Pepper

Broad mite damage to pepper

The other week Thomas County Ag Agent Andrew Sawyer and I stopped in a pepper field here in Colquitt County where Tim Flanders had found broad mites. It takes the right conditions for the broad mite, Polyphagotarsonemus latus, to become a problem. Broad mites enjoy high humidity and cool temperatures. […]
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Lemon Bacopa/Water Hyssop Control in Ponds

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I have received many pond calls regarding weed control. One particular weed worth mentioning is Bacopa caroliniana, commonly known as lemon bacopa, blue hyssop or water hyssop. Early references classified this plant in the genus Hydrotrida. This species, lemon bacopa, is distinguished by its blue flowers, a hairy upper stem, […]
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Cost of Pecan Production

Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan specialist, recently posted an interesting article on the cost of pecan production on the UGA Pecan Extension blog.  It has variable costs and net returns for pecan production this year. Interesting stuff. http://blog.extension.uga.edu/pecan/2014/09/cost-of-pecan-production/      
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2015 Wheat Production Budgets

In order to make informed decisions about growing crops, knowing the production costs is important. Wheat is no exception.  Last year was not a great year for wheat production in Colquitt County but I have received a question or two about wheat production.  Below are 2015 wheat production budgets for […]
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