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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Southern Corn Rust Update

Dr. Bob Kemerait sent out the following information: On Monday, UGA’s diagnostic lab in Tifton confirmed southern corn rust on a sample submitted by Mark Freeman in Pulaski County. This completes the “triangle” of Seminole, Pierce and Pulaski Counties. Southern corn rust could threaten corn production anywhere on the Coastal…
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Vegetable Disease Update

This week numerous cases of powdery mildew have been confirmed in surrounding counties on watermelon. I would suggest our watermelon growers to look for the powdery mildew symptoms in their fields and start applying a protective spray. Also, southern corn rust was detected yesterday from the Seminole County, GA on field corn. The same…
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Postemerge Herbicide Options for Cotton!!

Cotton planting is well under way in Colquitt County and overlapping residual herbicides is key to manage glyphosate resistant Palmer amaranth.  Palmer present at harvest often emerge within 17 d of planting, hence timeliness of POST 1 herbicides is critical. Palmer amaranth usually breaks through PRE herbicides between 13 and…
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Insect scout schools important for Georgia farmers, agriculture consultants to attend

Georgia farmers and agriculture consultants hoping to refine their scouting skills are invited to this year’s Insect Scout Schools, hosted by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. The schools will be held in Tifton, Georgia, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Monday, June 13, and in Midville, Georgia, at…
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ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Georgia

ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Georgia Downy mildew of squash has been detected from Thomas County in Georgia (May 3, 2016). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) potential disease outbreak in cucurbit can occur. I would suggest our cucurbit growers to look for the downy mildew symptoms…
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