Wilcox County Ag

More Rain Less Harvest

As we approached November, growers made the comment that this was a season we were ready to put in the books. And then it started raining, and raining and raining. We’ve had a few sunny days since this picture was taken on Nov 19th. This is what Wilcox County looks…
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Row Crop Update with Hurricane Arrival

Growers are in the field trying to get what they can. We’ve been picking peanuts hard this last week and a half in Wilcox County thanks to a little rain 2 weeks back. I really think we’ve got all of the early planted peanuts out of the ground and picked….
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Update on Hurricane Florence

This is the same week that Hurricane Irma came through last year. It looks like Florence may not impact us at all. Here is the most recent update from UGA Climatologist Pam Knox this morning: Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning just before 8 am near Wilmington NC, almost exactly…
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Rain, Rain….

We’ve had so much rain for the month of July and August when we should be getting dry. It seems like every afternoon it’s raining at some point. It makes it difficult when we’re trying to put out fungicide on peanuts and pecans and plant growth regulators on cotton since those compounds…
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Last Frost?

This picture is actually from March 15th frost, but we had a little bit of a frost this morning too. With Easter just a week away, this maybe the last one. We had an inch or more of rain Sunday/Monday and it has slowed us in the field a little…
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Ocmulgee Flowing High

This morning I went by the river, and it is way up high. It’s more than half the width it normally would be where I am standing here. In this spot, I would normally walk out half way into that picture. We had about 5 inches of rain at my house…
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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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