Wilcox County Ag

Pecan Pruning Clinic – POSTPONED

Tomorrow’s Pecan Pruning Clinic has been POSTPONED due to the freezing temperatures predicted tomorrow. The Pecan Production Meeting is still scheduled for Jan 31st at 12:00 in Pineview. We will hold the Pecan Pruning Clinic the SAME DAY  FOLLOWING the pecan meeting. Don’t forget to call the office if you…
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Wilcox County Pecan Pruning Clinic – Jan 17th

We have a wonderful opportunity to look at some 3 year old Ellis pecan trees that need to be pruned. Thanks to Doug Harvey for allowing us out to the orchard. Doug and I looked at the trees last week to determine how they needed to be pruned. Thanks to…
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One Week After Cold

The coldest we got was 19 degrees the night of Jan 2nd. It’s mostly been an issue of keeping our irrigation pipes from freezing. We’re now seeing cold injury on some plants now that it’s been a week past. I have yet to look at our oats for grain, but I’ve…
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Whiteflies & Freezing Temperatures

UGA Extension Vegetable Entomologist Dr. Stormy Sparks writes this: OVERWINTERING AND COLD TOLERANCE OF BEMISIA-ARGENTIFOLII (HOMOPTERA, ALEYRODIDAE) IN COASTAL SOUTH-CAROLINA By: SIMMONS, AM (SIMMONS, AM); ELSEY, KD (ELSEY, KD), JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGICAL SCIENCE, Volume: 30  Issue: 4  Pages: 497-506. DOI: 10.18474/0749-8004-30.4.497, Published: OCT 1995 It takes about 3 hours of…
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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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A New Look At Wilcox County Recreation Department

I’ve been working with Michael Pomirko our Wilcox County Recreation Director on some amendments with the fields. Mike has done a really great job getting things started. They’ve done a lot of work on the fields and also painting fixtures. He also has some really good help with two high…
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Cotton Harvest Update

Once we started picking cotton it seems like it went fast. We’ve gotten most of it if not all of it now in Wilcox County. According to the USDA Macon Classing Office Georgia has ginned 2.1 million bales (211,000 last week.) Our yields here are a little down, particularly irrigated…
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PASS Christmas Party

Wilcox County 4-H Program Assistant Sara Sercer was invited for the 5th Annual Christmas Make-And-Take with Patriot Academy for School Success (PASS) program coordinator Mrs. Ginny Clack. Sara works with the PASS Program throughout the year working separately 2nd and 3rd graders, 4th and 5th graders, and middle – high school students. Here are…
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