Wilcox County Ag

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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A Year That Could’ve Been…

It’s been a long season to say the least – especially for cotton. We are trying to finish up in Wilcox County. Even when it stopped raining a little bit, fields were still wet. Even where we could pick, growers are using some mounting kits to keep from bogging. 2018…
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2019 Using Pesticides Wisely Recertification

By now most of you know that we have to be trained once again to use the new Auxin Technology. The reason for the training is to update producers on label changes, to satisfy requests from the EPA, and ultimately protect this technology for farmers in Georgia and the southeast….
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Forage Fertility Update

It’s been a slow season for our winter forage. We had another 2 inches of rain this week. It is just very wet and hard to do anything in the field. The fall rains affected our forage by not allowing it to get off to a good start. This is…
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Painful Reality Check of $159

I want to share this article written by Casey Cox, Growing America which was published on January 8, 2019. It is of course heartbreaking and so difficult to fathom this destruction and damage: Imagine if you are preparing for this season’s harvest and, overnight, the price of corn drops to $0.09 / bushel….
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If We Make It Through December…

The GA weather station in Arabi has recorded 9.8 inches of rain since the first weekend in December. I hear as much as 1,500 acres left to pick on some operations. We’ll be picking in February likely. Growers are saying, “The Hurricane took the yield and the rain is taking the…
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Wilcox County Farmers… Around the Country

Many Wilcox County growers were recognized for their achievements in 2018 that I made in this previous post. It is always good to see or hear our farmers being recognized outside of the county. In the last few months, we had growers featured on PBS and in the New York…
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