Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Tobacco Varieties for 2014

I have received word this week that seed for production of NC 71 will not be available for the 2014 crop year.  There appears to have been a problem with the timing of seed production and registration for sale in the U.S. There are other similar varieties to substitute for this…
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2013 UGA Corn Variety Trial Data

The UGA Statewide Variety Testing program provides annual performance testing results on several commodities including canola, small grains and forage, corn and silage, and field crops. The data for the 2013 UGA Corn Variety Trials is now available online.  You can find the data for the coastal plain locations at…
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Incentive Funding for Diesel to Electric Motor Conversion

An opportunity for incentive funding to help with Diesel to Electric conversion…. The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA)… announced a second round of the Georgia Agricultural Irrigation Motor (AIM) Program, an incentive program designed to help Georgia farmers become more energy-efficient, save money on fuel costs, and reduce emissions… The…
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Pathogen Profile: Black Rot of Crucifers

Causal Agent: Bacteria (Xanthomonas campestris) Symptoms: V-shaped necrotic lesions around the tip of leaves. Dark veins extending downward into the mid-rib. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, rutabaga, turnip, collards, radish, mustard, watercress, and other plants in the Crucifer (Brassica) family are susceptible. Vegetables other than crucifers are not susceptible….
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AI Training School In Athens

Dates: January 18-20 Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Location: NE GA Livestock Arena, Athens, GA The ABS Global AI Management School offers students the opportunity to learn AI techniques and herd management under skilled supervision.  The curriculum includes Anatomy and Reproduction; Reproduction and Fertility; Heat Detection; Nutrition; Principles of Genetics and…
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