Wilcox County Ag

Congratulations Wilcox County Farmers

This year many of our farmers were recognized for different awards, both state and national. We have so much diversity in agriculture in Wilcox County and many, many great farmers and operations. I wanted to put together a post sharing their work and our appreciation for our wonderful farmers who represent…
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False White Mold

  Yesterday I came across some mycelium in the peanut field in Abbeville that turned out to be false white mold. There are no BB’s or sclerotia present as in real white mold. Every year we see some of this in fields. It’s been a while since I’ve seen it. UGA…
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Summer Peanut Insects

I’m seeing quite a few insects in peanuts and we are getting damage from caterpillars now. This does not mean we are need to automatically spray. The first thing we need to do is scout our fields before we make spray decisions. There are still lots of beneficial insects out there…
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Peanut Tank-Mixing

Peanuts are looking good in the county. These here are approaching 60 – 65 days and pods are developing really well. You can also see it was an even flower set. Pegs that are still coming on look good as well. No sign of white mold here, but we are…
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Time for Pegging Zone Soil Samples

This is what our peanuts look like in Wilcox County right now. Seeing a little early leaf spot and caterpillar feeding. But on the note of fertility, It has been said, “If it don’t rain, it don’t matter.” We are putting out landplaster in peanuts now to supplement calcium. If we don’t…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Here is our corn in the field. It is silking now and may have less issues than any other crop right now. Sunshine is helping with pollination. Silks come out of the husks over 3 to 5 days. These individual silks continue to grow for about 7 days or until…
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Peanut Weed Control Decisions

It has been raining almost every day since May 12 and Valor damage in peanuts is everywhere. We need to apply POST treatments and cannot get in the field. Here are some thoughts from UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Erik Prostko: 1) Most areas in Georgia have received at least 4″…
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Planting Peanuts in Dry Soil

We have been planting peanuts and cotton for two weeks now, and it is really getting dry and dusty. Our moisture moving down further below the surface. With cotton we can plant into dry soil and wait for a rain, but peanuts are different. Here is a few situations and…
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Thrips Monitoring 2018: April 18th

GA Extension Peanut Entomologist Dr. Mark Abney publishes information on thrips monitoring that he has across the state. This is from this week. It shows the increased activity of thrips, and recommendations for treating. Peanuts are being planted, and tobacco thrips are moving in Georgia. Trap captures increased significantly at…
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Should We Plant Peanuts?

On this day (April 17th) last year, UGA researchers started planting their plots in Tifton. As a matter of fact, many were  planting in GA. Many growers are on ‘go’ now and ready to start, but we’re seeing lots of daily fluctuation in our soil temperature. This is NOT good…
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