Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

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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UGA Vegetable Disease Spray Guides

Cool and wet weather has vegetable growers looking for information on disease management in vegetables.  Below are links to vegetable spray guides for commercial growers. Cabbage http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/extension/documents/BroccoliCabbageFungicideSprayPrograms2014.pdf Tomatoes http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/extension/documents/SGATomatoFungicideSprayPrograms2014.pdf Squash http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/extension/documents/SquashFungicideSprayPrograms2014.pdf Pepper http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/extension/documents/PepperFungicideSprayPrograms2014.pdf Watermelon http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/extension/documents/WatermelonFungicideSprayPrograms2014.pdf Other guides http://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/extension/extension/VegetableSprayGuides.html  
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Georgia Pest Management Handbook

The Georgia Pest Control Management Handbook is great resource for pesticide information not only for county agents but for farmers, retailers and gardeners.  This reference can be obtained online at the following links Commercial: http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=SB28   Homeowner: http://extension.uga.edu/publications/detail.cfm?number=SB48  
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Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat.

The Colquitt County area has had rain this week and the area wheat crop is around Feekes stage 10 of development.  This has sparked some questions and concerns about fusarium head blight.  Below are some questions that I have been getting about this subject and would like to thank  Dr. Alfredo…
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