Collards Bolting

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Here are some collards planted at the Thomas / Colquitt County line. This field was planted a few weeks ago and growers are checking for diamondback moths. We were already seeing some moths in buds. Looking for diamondback moths, we also noticed larger plants were flowering or bolting. Bolting is the term used to describe premature flowering in vegetables making them unable to use. Cold spells or changes in day length cause bolting to occur. We are not exactly sure what set off the run to seed in this field, but unfortunately, the crop cannot be used. Bolting can occur in annual and biennial crops.

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