Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Importance of Water Management in Vegetables

At the Precision Agriculture and Irrigation Agent Training, Dr. Tim Coolong (University of Georgia Horticulture Specialist) discussed the importance of irrigation management for vegetable production and the various methods used for irrigation.  With vegetables consisting of 85%- 92% water, it is very important to manage irrigation properly.  There are many…
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Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease

Below is good information from Dr. Nancy Hinkle, UGA Entomology,  about kissing bugs and Chagas Disease. Kissing bugs have been in Georgia for millions of years. They, and their relatives such as leaf-footed bugs and wheel bugs, are common. Kissing bugs are not deadly and most of them are not…
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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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2014 Farmgate Value Report

Led by increases in forestry and livestock values, Georgia’s agricultural output increased by $484 million in 2014, making agriculture, once again, the largest industry in the state with a value of $14.1 billion. According to the most recent University of Georgia Farmgate Value Report, published earlier this month, the value…
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