Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management!!

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management:  Bermudagrass hay producers need to be out scouting their hay fields for bermudagrass stem maggot damage.  I have noticed damage in some Colquitt County hays fields this week (6-21-16).  According to Dr. Dennis Hancock, reports of bermudagrass stem maggot are starting to come in from south Georgia.  Let’s…
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Helminthosporium in Rye

Helminthosporium in Rye Before Christmas Holidays, we looked at a couple of winter rye fields that were having problems with the lower leaves dying on the plants, and the younger leaves exemplifying numerous necrotic spots.  These symptoms were caused by a stressed derived pathogen called Helminthosporium.  This disease is the…
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Minimize Your Risks from Moldy Hay

Below is information from Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, about feeding moldy hay to livestock. Because of the wet fall, many producers have faced extremely difficult field curing conditions for their hay. Additionally, hay that was bone dry in the field has, in many cases, developed mold problems…
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Current Forage Questions!!

Watch Out for Prussic Acid !! This is the time of year cattle producers need to be careful of Prussic acid. Prussic acid poisoning may occur when livestock consume certain forages and wild plants. Prussic acid is also called hydrocyanic acid or HCN. HCN can build up to toxic levels…
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Forage Insect Update 7-24-15

Below are a few comments from Dr, Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Agronomist, on the current forage insect situation. Bermudagrass stem maggot We have been seeing and getting reports of bermudagrass stem maggot damage all across the southern 2/3 of Georgia. Most folks have cut their second cutting and many have…
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Thoughts on Bermudagrass Stem Maggot!!

I have been noticing various levels of bermudagrass stem maggot damage in area bermudagrass fields.  It is suggest to closely monitoring the current regrowth of bermudagrass for damage. It is usually late in the second cutting or early in the third cutting when damaging levels first begin to appear. Spraying an…
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