Wilcox County Ag

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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Controlling Thistle

We’re seeing lots of thistles in the pastures right now, and we got to get them before they get too big. Just last week, they were hard to spot. Now they are bolting and getting ready to flower. We have good options on thistle but the real issue is timing….
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Does Anyone Know You’re Doing A Good Job?

Former County Agent in Seminole County, Rome Ethredge, wrote this article in Growing America. You can see it at that link, but I posted it below too. Rome was the agent I trained with, and the best person to ever know. I love the way he wrote this article as…
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Should We Plant Peanuts?

On this day (April 17th) last year, UGA researchers started planting their plots in Tifton. As a matter of fact, many were  planting in GA. Many growers are on ‘go’ now and ready to start, but we’re seeing lots of daily fluctuation in our soil temperature. This is NOT good…
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Pecan Fungicide Schedule

UGA Extension Pecan Specialist Dr. Lenny Wells has updated the fungicide schedule. Not much has changed from previous years with the exception of the use of phosphite alone in one of the early sprays. He lists it here for spray number 2 but it should work for spray 3 or possibly…
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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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Herbicide Tank Mixing

Here is some good information from UGA Extension Weed Scients Dr. Eric Prostko. He performed a few tank mixes for us as well as answered some common questions: 1) Can I tank-mix Prowl EC and Prowl H20? I have never have done that in my research plots but I recently…
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Pecan Budbreak: Insects

We are about 2 weeks into pecan budbreak and I had a question about some potential insect issues. In this post, i’m putting together some information on insects we may see now and what to do. Pecan Budmoth This is an insect we may see, but we almost NEVER worry…
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WTIF Hometown Country Farm Show

One of the first 4-Hers I met in Thomas County was Hope Nelson. She showed a pig every year, competed in DPA and was involved in other 4-H programs. She is now a student at ABAC working at WTIF Hometown Country 107.5FM. She has started an ag program where she interviews county…
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Pecan Budbreak: Time for Nitrogen

We’ve officially hit budbreak this week in our pecans. This is the same 4-year-old Ellis pecans where we had the pruning clinic. This is the time we start our first fertilizer applications. Managing nitrogen in pecans is meeting to demand periods 1)early foliage growth and 2) kernel filling. N in…
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