Wilcox County Ag

Watermelons in the Ground

Our watermelons have been in the ground for about 4 weeks now. As of now, we do have runners in our earliest planted fields. We got lots of leaves. To me, there is alot of difference in this year and last year at the same time. Consultant Coy Harpe and…
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2019 Watermelon Weed Control

We are getting set to transplant this week and next. We have most of our plastic on the ground and it is much dryer this year than it was this time last year. We got some weed control questions and here are some things to look at: Transplant Small-Bed Mulch…
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Watermelon Disease Update

What a season it has been for our watermelons and cantaloupes. We are picking cantaloupes now and watermelons are starting this week and this weekend. Gummy stem blight has been the main disease we’ve fought this season, diagnosing it nearly every week for the past month or so. So far,…
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Fusarium Wilt of Watermelon: Second Phase

This has been a good week for fusarium with not much showing up. This is because our temperatures are increasing. However, UGA Vegetable Pathologist Dr. Bahbesh Dutta the second phase will come at fruit set, and that is where we are now. We are dry and the plants stressed at…
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Thrips in Melons and Beans

Were seeing lots of thrips in the field this week and good questions about management. Our watermelons and beans have been a little slow growing with our night temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Here’s a look at some questions from watermelons and beans this week. Watermelons Hearing about thrips…
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Watermelons Running

We are just pretty much done transplanting our watermelons, and the earliest ones are starting to run some vines. The picture above are some transplanted a few days ago and below were transplanted the last week of March. UGA Vegetable Agronomist Dr. Tim Coolong came up to the county today…
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Watermelon Transplanting

We are starting to plant watermelons this week for most of our crop. Most plants came out this week. We’re finishing laying plastic through most of the week as well. For the melons transplanted a week ago, they are all looking great. Turner County Agent Will Gay, UGA Vegetable Pathologist…
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