Wilcox County Ag

In-Furrow Peanut Decisions

UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait visited us for our Peanut Production Update. He talked about the decisions that we have to make before the furrow closes. Thanks to Turner County Agent Will Gay who put together this information on these decisions concerning Velum Total and Thimet: Velum Total (imidacloprid + fluopyram):…
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South Georgia Pine Ag Update

I’ve told many of you about a weekly radio program I do with an update on field crop conditions around the county and area. It’s called the South Georgia Pine Ag Update and originated in Thomas County. We wanted to keep it going, so I now record it here in…
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Pruning 3-year-old Pecans

We’ve been doing a lot of pecan pruning around the county these past few months. We want to get this done in January and February. I wanted to show these pictures as an example of how far back we want to cut these 3-year-old trees. It looks like a lot,…
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Spring Time?

Here are some pictures from in and outside of Wilcox County this week. It has been warm for 2 weeks straight and lots of trees blooming….. a lot of trees, except pecans… However, pecan won’t be long here, I’ve heard that some hit budbreak in Thomas County this week… Small…
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Wilcox County Local Livestock Show

Our new FFA teacher Addie Tucker is doing a great job in Wilcox County. She worked with us, the high school and middle school and her parents and students to put together a local livestock show. They invited all the middle school kids so they could get to see students show their animals…
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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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Burndown Cover?

A few questions about burning down our cover this week. This is because the warm temperatures and concerns over it taking off. Here is some rye cover that was planted in late October. It’s heading out and holding in soil moisture. This rye won’t be baled and taken off the…
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Grazing Overcoming Cold

Here is a picture of some cold injury on oats back in January. I’ve been looking at oats for grain and grazing across the county, and saw a good bit of cold injury. It was all of the sudden that everything just came out of it. This picture was taken…
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Ambrosia Beetle Traps for Young Pecans

I was out with Mr. Larry Gibbs yesterday, and he and I made some ambrosia beetle traps to monitor ambrosia beetles for his young pecans. With the loss of young pecans two and three year ago from AAB, UGA Entomologist Dr. Will Hudson advises growers to place traps to monitor their…
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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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