Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

2017 Peanut Rx!!

The Peanut Rx for 2017 has been updated.  Several new varieties have been included this year.  Also, the impact of planting date and risk to leaf spot disease has been adjusted. ONLY THE NICHINO and BAYER Peanut Rx risk index is current for 2017!!!  The others (SipCam, Syngenta and DuPont)…
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Cucurbit Yellow Stunt Disorder Virus detected in Georgia on cucumber and cantaloupe

Cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) has been confirmed on cucumber and cantaloupe samples in GA. Symptoms: Initial symptom starts with chlorotic (yellow) spotting, which gradually develops into a distinct interveinal chlorosis (yellowing). The veins of the leaf remain green but the rest of the leaf turns bright yellow giving an appearance as that…
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Whitefly Issues in Vegetables

Below is an update on whitefly issues in vegetables from Dr. Alton “Stormy” Sparks (Extension Vegetable Entomologist, UGA, Tifton) Everyone knows we have ridiculous pest pressure from whiteflies this fall. We were hoping that the rain from the recent hurricane would cause extensive adult mortality and provide some relief. While…
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