Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management!!

Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management:  Bermudagrass hay producers need to be out scouting their hay fields for bermudagrass stem maggot damage.  I have noticed damage in some Colquitt County hays fields this week (6-21-16).  According to Dr. Dennis Hancock, reports of bermudagrass stem maggot are starting to come in from south Georgia.  Let’s…
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PGR Requirements for Cotton

This time of year county agents and consultants receive questions about PGR management in cotton.  Below is a chart, from Dr. Jared Whitaker UGA Cotton Agronomist, that is designed to assist growers with PGR applications in cotton from a variety standpoint. Many factors are associated with PGR strategies other than…
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2016 Peanut RX

I have been getting questions about managing diseases in peanuts.  Below is a link to the new updated Peanut Rx. The Peanut Disease Risk Index, developed by researchers and Extension specialists at the University of Georgia, the University of Florida, and Auburn University, is officially known as “PEANUT Rx”. It…
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Peanut Watering Requirements

I know that some producers have had to replant peanuts in June, this article is going to focus on April and May planted peanuts.  According to Wes Porter, UGA Irrigation Specialist, peanuts (throughout the month of June) are requiring 1 to 1.75 inches per week. If you missed that first…
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