Wilcox County Ag

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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2018 Sprayer Adjustments

Thanks to Jeff Cook, County Agent in Peach/Taylor: With new regulations going into place for the 2018 growing season, now may be a good time to make some adjustments on your pesticide sprayer. Label requirements for the new Dicamba (Engenia, XtendiMax, or Fexapan) or the 2,4-D (Enlist Duo or Enlist…
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Small Grain Needs Rain

Today we were looking at triticale and oats. We looked at fields grown for grain and grazing. He made a comment about something I observed earlier this week in small grain: some small grain is showing obvious symptoms of drought when others are not. We are needing rain pretty bad…
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Pecans Not Opening?

Last week, I was asked about why some 6 year old Stuart and Desirable pecans may not open. There are always some odd issues we see each season, and most of them are induced by a pest or environmental issue months prior. Earlier this year, UGA Pecan Horticulturalist Dr. Lenny…
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Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids

This is a wide blade Triticale 342 planted for grazing. It resembles that of oats. They are looking good this week despite no rain. As I was looking at this field for weed control issues, I noticed a few bird cherry-oat aphids. There are about 5 species of aphids present in…
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Fiery Red

We’ve already had two frosts this fall, and many colors are evident on trees in Wilcox County. I had to take a picture of this ‘fiery red’, sugar maple tree this week. It seems like the last few years, we haven’t seen good fall color. Since temperature is the greatest influence of…
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4-H Boston Butt Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who purchased a Boston Butt from the Wilcox County 4-H program. A total of 282 were sold this year! This is an annual event the 4-H office conducts right before Thanksgiving. Keith Massey with Keith-A-Que in Ashburn cooks the butts. He does a great job. They are…
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