Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Weed Control Recommendations for Wheat

Below is some useful information on Wheat Weed control in Georgia.  Please be sure that you pay special attention to the ryegrass control section.  Growers should not apply the same herbicide chemistry to the same field two years in a row in order to avoid resistance issues with ryegrass!!! Click…
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Scout for Winter Grain Mite

We are dealing with one suspected case of winter grain mites in the state at present. Please be aware that it is likely that this insect pest is working in fields right now. Farms where manure has been applied at high rates are predisposed to having an issue with this. We’ve already…
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Crown Rust Outbreak on Oats in Florida

I recently received the following pest alert from University of Florida Extension Agents…….We have a significant outbreak of crown rust on oats state-wide in Florida. Last year, this new strain infected and killed most of our research oats at Quincy and Marianna. ALL SOUTHEASTERN OATS appear to be susceptible to this new…
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Georgia Cotton Commission’s 2014 Annual Meeting

The Georgia Cotton Commission’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Commission’s 7th Annual Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. The program speakers are Mark Messura, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Cotton Incorporated; Dr. Gary Adams, Vice President, Cotton Policy and…
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Frank Lucas on Farm Bill Status

WASHINGTON (December 10, 2013)- Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after the four principals met today to discuss outstanding issues relating to the farm bill. We have made great progress on the farm bill and continue to have productive meetings. There are still some outstanding issues that we are…
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38th Annual Peanut Farm Show Scheduled

Make plans now to attend the 38th Annual Georgia Peanut Farm  Show and Conference scheduled for Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the University  of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga. The one-day show is  open to all farmers and industry representatives and free to attendees. Peanut farmers will…
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