Colquitt County Ag Report

News, events, and happenings in agriculture.

2016 University of Georgia and Georgia Department of Agriculture Required Classroom Trainings for Applying Auxin Herbicides in Auxin-Tolerant Technologies

Cotton and soybean varieties with tolerance to auxin herbicides (2,4-D or dicamba) are nearing commercialization. Prior to making applications of dicamba to dicamba-tolerant cotton/soybean or 2,4-D to 2,4-D-tolerant cotton/soybeans in Georgia, growers will be required to attend the training “Using Pesticides Wisely”. The training will focus on helping applicators/growers make…
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I’m putting out High-Mag mineral, but cows are still going down?

Deidre Harmon, PhD Student, The University of Georgia. Lawton Stewart, Extension Beef Specialist, The University of Georgia. What is grass tetany and why is magnesium important? Grass tetany, also known as grass staggers, magnesium (Mg) tetany, hypomagnesemia, and wheat pasture poisoning, is a nutritional disorder caused by either 1) an…
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2016 Corn Short Course & Annual Meeting – Feb 2nd

Date: February 2, 2016 Location: UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center HOW TO REGISTER: By Mail or Online. Mail your completed registration form with payment to Conference Office, UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA 31793-5766. Make checks payable to UGA TCCC/Corn. You may also register on-line at…
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2016 Vegetable Production Update

COLQUITT COUNTY  2016 Vegetable Production Update Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:00pm – 2:00pm Stormy Sparks, Tim Coolong, and Bhabesh Dutta will be discussing vegetable production for 2016.  A sponsored  lunch will be provided, please call the Colquitt County Extension Office (229)-616-7455 to register for this meeting.  
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2015 UGA Tifton Watermelon Variety Trial Results

Attached is a pdf link to the 2015 Seedless Watermelon Variety Evaluation that Dr. Tim Coolong conducted in Tifton, Ga. This report contains a lot of useful information such as harvest times, total harvests, quality, weights,  etc., that allows growers to compare numerous watermelon varieties.  If you have any questions about the…
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Updated Crop Comparison Tool for 2016

The University of Georgia Extension Ag Economics Department has released an updated Crop Comparison Tool for 2016.  This spreadsheet includes cotton, peanuts, corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum in both irrigated and non-irrigated situations.  Growers can also compare the cost difference between conventional and strip till production systems and also…
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Helminthosporium in Rye

Helminthosporium in Rye Before Christmas Holidays, we looked at a couple of winter rye fields that were having problems with the lower leaves dying on the plants, and the younger leaves exemplifying numerous necrotic spots.  These symptoms were caused by a stressed derived pathogen called Helminthosporium.  This disease is the…
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