Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Georgia Forage News

Find the latest edition of the Georgia Forage News put out by the UGA Forage Team at the link below:   http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/forages/documents/GFN/GFN20314.pdf   Includes:   Forage Insects by Ray Hicks – Screven CEC How to succeed at growing an early forage crop for winter grazing by Will Lovett – Brantley/Charlton […]
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Cowpea Curculio Update and Crisis Meeting

I have received many calls concerning the cowpea curculio in southern peas. Unfortunately I do not have a magic formula to aid cowpea growers in controlling this pest. Below are some remarks from Stormy Sparks, David Riley and Jenna Kicklighter. You will also see an announcement for an emergency meeting […]
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Are your cabbage transplants suffering?

Why are my cabbage transplants dying? Did your cabbage transplants die soon after planting? Often this is caused by a damping-off disease. Damping-off diseases are caused by various fungi that live in the soil. The most common are caused by two genera of fungi, Rhizoctonia and Pythium. We have seen […]
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2014 UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day

Below is information about the 2014 UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day sponsored by the Georgia Cotton and Peanut Commission. 2014 UGA Cotton and Peanut Research Field Day September 10th, 2014 Sponsored by: The Georgia Cotton Commission The Georgia Peanut Commission   8:30-8:55 a.m.             Arrival at Gibbs Farm […]
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New Aphid Pest Found In Georgia!!

I was recently in a sorghum field with Amber Arrington, Colquitt County Ag Agent, around Moultrie, GA and found some populations of the white sugar cane aphid.  Below are a couple of pictures of what we are seeing. David Buntin, Grain Crop Entomologist with the University of Georgia has given us […]
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Update on Stored Grain Protectants:

  Corn harvest is getting into full swing and we are getting questions on grain protectants. Here is a quick update from Michael Toews, UGA Entomologist :   Grain protectants, insecticides labeled for application to raw grain, are intended to prevent stored grain insect infestations as opposed to treating existing […]
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