Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Cattlemen’s Meeting 10/29/2013

Its that time of year! The 2013-2014 Cattlemen’s meetings will begin next Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Location: Colquitt County Ag Complex Auditorium Time: 7:00 PM Mr. Stan Savage will be serving his signature brisket meal so please RSVP at 229/616-7455 by the 28th so we can get an accurate head count. See you…
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URGENT- Low Temperature and Peanut Harvest

Peanut harvest is winding down, but there are a few fields left to dig. There is some unseasonably cold weather approaching that could impact your digging descisions. Please read the enclosed article detailing some important points sent to me by Dr. John Beasley.
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Report on the First International Agribusiness Conference and Expo

I recently attended the first annual International Agribusiness Conference and Exposition in Savannah, Ga. The conference was put on by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Georgia Southern University’s Department of Continuing Education. It was a great conference and a lot of information was provided. The seminars were focused…
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Cattle Producers- Request You Beef Referendum Ballot!

Many of you have heard of a push to create a commodity commission for beef in Georgia. Well, if you are a cattle producer, now is the time to make your voice heard on the issue. Please read the enclosed article to find out more about this referendum and how you can vote.
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Peanut Digging and the Approaching Tropical Storm

With approaching rains from the gulf this weekend, I am becoming increasingly concerned about its affect on our peanut harvest since rains will likely last 2-3 days. I just received communication from Dr. John Beasley, Extension Peanut Agronomist, regarding peanut digging decisions in the next few days. There are two…
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Vegetable Disease and Insect Updates

I’m hearing of some bad outbreaks of Anthracnose fruit rot on pepper this week. This anthracnose attacks the fruit only and can infect all types of pepper (ie bell, jalapeno, banana, etc.). Below are a few pictures to illustrate symptoms caused by this disease. Unfortunately the only labeled fungicides to…
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2013 Forage Budgets

The Fall 2013 Forage Budgets have been posted.  They are available in printed and electronic form.  Links to the different formats are given below. For the Excel budgets you may have to scroll down some to find them. Even though the Excel budgets state they are for Rye, users can substitute other…
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Oxygen Depletion and Pond “Turnover”

In the recent weeks I have received numerous calls about fish dying in ponds. This sudden and seemingly inexplicable event usually leads people to suspect some sort of contaminant (ie chemical). However, this is very rarely the case. Most sudden fish kills from June to October are the result of…
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