Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Threecornered Alfalfa Hopper and Potato Leafhopper

Below are a few words from Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, on threecornered alfalfa hoppers and potato leafhopper. Threecornered alfalfa hopper (TCAH) is commonly seen in Georgia peanut fields each year. This insect is highly mobile as an adult, and large numbers can very quickly move into and out of…
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Peanut At-Cracking Weed Management

At-cracking sprays are an effective tool in managing weeds in peanuts. New pre-plant incorporate (PPI) or pre emergence (PRE) herbicides provide an excellent residual barrier in a weed program. But many fields will need an at-cracking herbicide(s). Consider the following tips when making at-crack applications with paraquat in peanuts: **If…
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Tips on using Liberty!!

I have had a few questions about using Liberty in cotton weed control programs.  Growers need to preserve this technology because it will play a key role in weed control programs in the foreseeable future. It is important to use residual herbicides in Liberty based programs and growers should try…
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‘Desirable’ Bark Flaking Off

Below are a few words from Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan Specialist, about bark flaking off. I get calls every year about ‘Desirable’ pecan trees on which the bark is peeling off or sloughing off in large chunks. While it occurs on other cultivars, this is a common occurrence and…
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Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour – June 8-10, 2015

Below is information from J. Michael Moore, UGA Tobacco Specialist, about the Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour. See the following link for the general Schedule and for Registration information. Thank you for Registering using the website registration form. Check back often as this page will be updated as the information becomes…
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Thrips report from Tifton Peanut Test Plots

Dr. Mark Abney, UGA Peanut Entomologist, gives us an update on observations from his peanut plots in Tifton. We have a couple peanut thrips trials that were planted on 24 April on the UGA Bowen Farm in Tifton that are currently experiencing moderate thrips pressure. These trials have treatments that…
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Chlorothalonil suggestions in peanuts.

Chlorothalonil is an important fungicide for management of leaf spot diseases of peanut, a shortage could have a significant effect on our growers.  Below are some recommendations for dealing with challenges that could occur. The first two applications of chlorothalonil (30 and 40 DAP, days after planting) can be removed…
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