Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

Cucurbit Yellow Stunt Disorder Virus detected in Georgia on cucumber and cantaloupe

Cucurbit yellow stunt disorder virus (CYSDV) has been confirmed on cucumber and cantaloupe samples in GA. Symptoms: Initial symptom starts with chlorotic (yellow) spotting, which gradually develops into a distinct interveinal chlorosis (yellowing). The veins of the leaf remain green but the rest of the leaf turns bright yellow giving an appearance as that…
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Whitefly Issues in Vegetables

Below is an update on whitefly issues in vegetables from Dr. Alton “Stormy” Sparks (Extension Vegetable Entomologist, UGA, Tifton) Everyone knows we have ridiculous pest pressure from whiteflies this fall. We were hoping that the rain from the recent hurricane would cause extensive adult mortality and provide some relief. While…
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Update on Fall Vegetable Diseases

Below is a brief update on fall vegetable diseases from Dr. Bhabesh Dutta (Extension Vegetable Pathologist, UGA, Tifton) Cucumber downy mildew has been reported from few counties in GA in Fall watermelon and cucumbers. This disease can cause severe defoliation and vine decline resulting in significant yield loss. As a preventative…
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Tips on Cotton Defoliation

At the cotton defoliation meeting that was held last week at the Colquitt County Extension office, Jared Whitaker brought up some good points to consider for this upcoming cotton harvest season. Defoliation Timing: Cotton defoliation is a sensitive process. For a successful harvest, defoliation must be carefully timed and carried…
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End of the Year Peanut Fungicide Decisions

When growers bring in peanut samples to County Extension maturity clinics, often they ask about when to terminate fungicide applications.  Well, it all depends on their particular disease situation they are facing.  Bob Kemerait, UGA Peanut Plant Pathologist, has given some great suggestions to answer these questions..   Below are…
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