Wilcox County Ag

Small Grain Jointing

We almost got behind on sidedressing because of the rain, but we needed the rain. We were trying to decide if we should split our sidedressing or not. In many fields, we had good tillering anyway. In other fields, triticale and oats have “taken off” and UGA Grain Agronomist Dr. Regan…
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Ambrosia Beetle Traps for Young Pecans

I was out with Mr. Larry Gibbs yesterday, and he and I made some ambrosia beetle traps to monitor ambrosia beetles for his young pecans. With the loss of young pecans two and three year ago from AAB, UGA Entomologist Dr. Will Hudson advises growers to place traps to monitor their…
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Spider Mites in Strawberries

We’ve been fighting the spider mites for the last few weeks in the strawberries. They are reproducing, and this is giving us trouble. This week, we got a better kill though. They were even active after the very cold weather 3 weeks ago. I’m mostly seeing two-spotted spider mites, but…
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Whiteflies & Freezing Temperatures

UGA Extension Vegetable Entomologist Dr. Stormy Sparks writes this: OVERWINTERING AND COLD TOLERANCE OF BEMISIA-ARGENTIFOLII (HOMOPTERA, ALEYRODIDAE) IN COASTAL SOUTH-CAROLINA By: SIMMONS, AM (SIMMONS, AM); ELSEY, KD (ELSEY, KD), JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, Volume: 30  Issue: 4  Pages: 497-506. DOI: 10.18474/0749-8004-30.4.497, Published: OCT 1995 It takes about 3 hours of…
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Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids

This is a wide blade Triticale 342 planted for grazing. It resembles that of oats. They are looking good this week despite no rain. As I was looking at this field for weed control issues, I noticed a few bird cherry-oat aphids. There are about 5 species of aphids present in…
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Twig Girdler Pecan Damage

I was asked what could almost perfectly cut a branch of a young pecan tree. Looking at the trees and where they are planted, we thought about wildlife – deer. This is right on the Ocmulgee too, so they are everywhere. It turns out that it is insect damage. It’s…
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