Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Corn Irrigation Termination

It has gotten dry over the last week in Colquitt County.  Majority of the corn in the county is late dough to early dent stage of development.  Questions about irrigation termination have started to come into the Extension office.  Below are a few thoughts. Early irrigation termination on corn is…
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Sweet Corn Production Workshop

Sweet Corn Growers,   Stripling Irrigation Research Park is hosting a Sweet Corn Production Workshop at SIRP on Tuesday July 22. Here’s the tentative schedule for the Workshop at SIRP: 9am – Welcome (Calvin Perry) 9:10am – Fertility and Varieties (Tim Coolong) 9:30am – Insect Management (Stormy Sparks) 9:50am –…
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Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

 I am getting a lot of questions about bermudagrass stem maggot and how to manage it from Colquitt County hay producers. According to Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Forage Agronomist,  low levels are being monitored around the state.  In Colquitt County bermudagrass fields, me and Amber Arrington, Colquitt County Extension agent, are…
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Vegetable producers,   Below are a few words from Stormy Sparks, UGA Vegetable Entomologist, on the current insect situation in vegetables.   Southern armyworm have been reported in multiple tomato fields. This is not unusual. What is unusual is that they have been hard to kill. They have been reported…
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