Wilcox County Ag

Strawberries Taste Good

The strawberries are now ready and it’s been one week of picking and eating. Everybody is talking about how sweet they taste. Mr. Stanley grew a variety called Camarosa. This is one of the 3 main U-Pick varieties and is also very sweet. Camarosa is a mid-season variety where Sweet…
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Wilcox County Livestock Show & Ag Day

This past weekend was the state livestock show, and Wilcox County had great representation there. There was also a local show and ag day before kids took off for Perry. The Wilcox County Livestock Show had 7 pigs and 6 heifers and 1 goat. Young Farmer Advisor Ira Tucker and…
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Grass Tetany

Grass tetany is an issue with magnesium in cattle nutrition. We talked about this some last year. Now is the time when this generally becomes an issue. Here is some detailed information put together by UGA Beef Specialist Dr. Lawton Stewart and North Carolina State Beef Specialist Dr. Deidre Harmon:…
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Pecan Beginners Course – April 16

The Pecan Beginners Course will be held on April 16, 2019 from 8:30am-4:30pm at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. See agenda below. Pre-Registration = $10. Day-of Registration at door = $15 Register here Beginner’s Pecan Production Course Agenda 9:00     Welcome                                                                                       9:10       Cost of Pecan Production – Lenny Wells,…
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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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Strawberries Almost Ready

Our strawberries planted in the county are looking good and soon ready to pick. They are at 123 days today, planted on October 15h. This year, they’ve noticed that the plants seem to be further along than usual. This is good for many reasons. Picking will start in the next…
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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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Pecan Pruning – One Year Later

Last year we focused on pruning our newly planted pecan trees. Don’t underestimate the importance of pruning young pecan trees in order to train their growth. I have some pictures of trees that we pruned last year and how they look this year. If we do it right, the trees appear butchered….
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