Wilcox County Ag

Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

With the 2018 season approaching, there are some changes made that will affects farmers and landowners. Click the links below to learn more from UGA Extension Economists Dr. Don Shurley and Dr. Adam Rabinowitz: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 MYA Prices and Calculating Payments with Seed Cotton PL UGA…
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2017 UGA On-Farm Cotton Variety Trial Results

Thanks to UGA Cotton Extension Agronomist Dr. Jared Whitaker and agronomist Mark Freeman, we can look at the results of last year’s on-farm cotton variety trials. Many county agents participate in these trials which helps add data from across the state. We planted it in Thomas County last year, and…
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Cotton Harvest Update

Once we started picking cotton it seems like it went fast. We’ve gotten most of it if not all of it now in Wilcox County. According to the USDA Macon Classing Office Georgia has ginned 2.1 million bales (211,000 last week.) Our yields here are a little down, particularly irrigated…
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2018 Sprayer Adjustments

Thanks to Jeff Cook, County Agent in Peach/Taylor: With new regulations going into place for the 2018 growing season, now may be a good time to make some adjustments on your pesticide sprayer. Label requirements for the new Dicamba (Engenia, XtendiMax, or Fexapan) or the 2,4-D (Enlist Duo or Enlist…
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November Defoliation

The airplanes are flying and we’ve been looking at defoliation this week pretty strong. We’re getting done with peanuts in most fields. Most of our cotton has already naturally defoliated, but we have lots of juvenile growth. With our temperatures, we also need to keep our thiadiazuron (Dropp, Freefall, etc) in…
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