Wilcox County Ag

Late Planted Cotton Management

We still have water standing in our fields across the county, even Thursday as it has been mostly sunny. I took this picture as it was starting to rain again in Pitts on Wednesday. UGA Extension Cotton Agronomist Dr. Jared Whitaker says we got about 30 – 40% more cotton…
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Row Crop Disease Update

This is a really big week for us in the field, not only with planting but with rain and subsequent disease. We are seeing some seedling disease in Wilcox County but definitely less than 3%. Here is a row crop disease update from UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait: To…
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Cotton Replant Decisions

We’ve planted as much as 60 percent of cotton and as much as just st starting. We might have a little more out there. Our oldest is 5 true leaves. We’ve been having about 17 DD 60s a day until this rain. Based on the numbers, that puts us squaring…
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Thrips Populations Increase

We got a chance to look at many cotton fields on the west side of the county today. We looked at the oldest field  planted as well as many fields that are just now emerging. And all cotton we are seeing thrips, old and young. A lot of the damage…
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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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