Wilcox County Ag

Wheat Heading

I’ve been following our small grain crops in the county. We have wheat fields initially planted for cover back in October. This ended up being the best time to plant grain since we were soaking wet in November and December. These fields were treated for weeds, then sidedressed and they…
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Winter Wheat Update

Our winter wheat situation is unique and good at the same time. Lots of our wheat fields were planted in October for the purpose of cover crop. All of these were of course broadcast. Due to the timing and the look of other things, growers have decided to carry it…
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Small Grain Weed Control

We don’t have as much small grain planted this year, but wanted to update the weed control nonetheless. With our small grains planted for grain or seed, and considering a normal planting, we need to get our weed control done by Christmas. Once we get to February, it’ll be too…
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Wheat in Dough Stage, Need Sunlight

  Here is one of the newer AGS varieties of wheat that it’s getting really close to harvest. Where in the dough stage right now and we need just a little bit more dry time before we get it out of the field. Of course we don’t need these cloudy…
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Disease In Wheat

Our small grain is booting now and starting to see it heading out pretty good in some fields. We don’t have much wheat for grain in Wilcox, but this wheat field in Dooly County was hit hard with powdery mildew on March 1st. Generally we don’t have to treat for powdery…
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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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Sidedressing Small Grain

We’ve been talking about herbicides in small grain, but now is time to sidedress. The most N our small grain needs 130 lbs, but 100 will do in most cases. We do not put all N out in the fall because we do not want plants to grow too much…
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Cold Injury On Small Grain

Of all our small grain, oats are showing the most cold injury. They are a little MORE susceptible to freeze, and this is a pretty open area. You could almost see a tint across this yield the same way you mow with dull mower blades. The good news is that…
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Field Crop Update

With produce, the month of December is not always laid back for farmers. Though I think we’ve had a good month since we have gotten some rain. It’s also good to have cold weather in December for a change… We’ve had a few foggy days these last two weeks as…
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