Wilcox County Ag

2019 Using Pesticides Wisely Recertification

By now most of you know that we have to be trained once again to use the new Auxin Technology. The reason for the training is to update producers on label changes, to satisfy requests from the EPA, and ultimately protect this technology for farmers in Georgia and the southeast….
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Cotton & Peanut Winter Weed Burndown

Thanks to Worth County Ag Agent Bryce Southerland who wrote information on burndown leading to cotton on his blog at Worth County Ag News. It is the time of the year where growers are getting ready to prepare cotton land by burning down winter weeds in wheat/rye/oats cover crop. Cover…
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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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Post-Establish Forage Weed Control

We have been looking at recently sprigged pastures this past month to determine weed control needs. We can use Diuron immediately after sprigging, but for most everything else, the pasture needs to be established. So, when is it established? Sprigging Bermuda There are a few ways to look at this….
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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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Pasture/Hayfield Winter Weed Control

This is the time of the year we need to be applying post-emergent herbicides to our pastures and hayfields for winter weeds. If we have issues with crabgrass, we generally wait until the first of March to put out pre-emergent herbicides. However, we may think about doing both now due to…
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Foxtail in Hayfields

Across the state, foxtail in pastures and hay fields seems to be higher this year than in years past. The weather we have had this season could be the cause. Scout hay fields for this weed and DO NOT feed foxtail infested hay to horses, cattle, or other livestock. The awns…
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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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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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Corn At V7

With our cool temperatures, growth has slowed us down a lot with our produce and corn. But this week corn is growing with warm days and sunny skies giving us some Heat Units. This corn is right at the V7 growth stage. Much of the yield is determined at V6….
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