Wilcox County Ag

Early Soybeans Blooming, What About Late?

Here is our Group 3 soybeans planted May 16th in Wilcox County that are blooming now. They have received more rain on the north side of the county, but also growing well with some sunshine this past week. We’re also working with UGA Extension Scientist Dr. George Vellidis on finalizing details…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Here is our corn in the field. It is silking now and may have less issues than any other crop right now. Sunshine is helping with pollination. Silks come out of the husks over 3 to 5 days. These individual silks continue to grow for about 7 days or until…
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Replacing Fertilizer in Cotton

The most common question after these large rain events is have I lost all of my cotton fertilizer, and will I have to start over? UGA Extension Soil Scientist Dr. Glen Harris has provided some information on this topic: May planted cotton could have lost some pre-plant Nitrogen and Sulfur. What should…
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Pesticide License Recertification Credits

Willie Chance is a retired county agent who has done a great job organizing classes where all types of commercial pesticide license can receive certification hours. There is a class next week in Valdosta if you are in need of some hard to get credit hours. Need Recertification credits? Register…
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Corn Disease Update

This is what our corn looks like in the field right now. Some in the county is already tasseling. I’m mostly seeing little spots of herbicide drift. This is from the gramoxone we put behind the planter. It won’t hurt the corn. Southern Corn Rust has also not been found in the state…
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Late Planted Cotton Management

We still have water standing in our fields across the county, even Thursday as it has been mostly sunny. I took this picture as it was starting to rain again in Pitts on Wednesday. UGA Extension Cotton Agronomist Dr. Jared Whitaker says we got about 30 – 40% more cotton…
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Peanut Weed Control Decisions

It has been raining almost every day since May 12 and Valor damage in peanuts is everywhere. We need to apply POST treatments and cannot get in the field. Here are some thoughts from UGA Extension Weed Scientist Dr. Erik Prostko: 1) Most areas in Georgia have received at least 4″…
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Row Crop Disease Update

This is a really big week for us in the field, not only with planting but with rain and subsequent disease. We are seeing some seedling disease in Wilcox County but definitely less than 3%. Here is a row crop disease update from UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait: To…
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Cotton Replant Decisions

We’ve planted as much as 60 percent of cotton and as much as just st starting. We might have a little more out there. Our oldest is 5 true leaves. We’ve been having about 17 DD 60s a day until this rain. Based on the numbers, that puts us squaring…
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