Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

2017 Colquitt County Corn Variety Demonstration

Corn variety selection is very important when trying to achieve high yields.  A corn variety demonstration that included 26 different corn varieties rom Dynagro, Croplan, Dekalb, Mycogen, Pioneer and TA Seeds were evaluated in Colquitt County. The production information and yields are included in the document below. 2017 Colquitt County…
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Early Season Tips for Wheat Production…

Over the last couple of days I have received a few questions concerning wheat.  Below are some thoughts about early season wheat production and how those decisions can affect yield. Planting Dates:  According to the 2017/18 UGA Wheat Production Guide. The optimum window for wheat planting in Georgia is typically within one week before or…
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Rattlesnake Weed

 This time of year I often get questions like this from home owners. Ninety nine percent of the time it is rattlesnake weed or Florida Betony. Florida betony is a “winter” perennial and, like most plants in the mint (Labiatae) family, has a square stem with opposite leaves. Flowers are…
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Downy Mildew Alert

Downy mildew of cabbage has been detected from Colquitt County in Georgia (Oct 22, 2017). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) potential disease outbreak in cabbage and other cruciferous/cole crops can occur. I would suggest our growers to look for the downy mildew symptoms in…
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