Wilcox County Ag

2019 UGA/CAES Ag Forecast

The Georgia Ag Forecast is an annual seminar series presented by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in partnership with the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Economists give their insight into the future agriculture market projections. We will hear from these economists and well as CAES Dean Sam Pardue….
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Small Grain Weed Control

We don’t have as much small grain planted this year, but wanted to update the weed control nonetheless. With our small grains planted for grain or seed, and considering a normal planting, we need to get our weed control done by Christmas. Once we get to February, it’ll be too…
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Winter Grazing Off to Slow Start

We’ve been looking at some oats this week, and they are struggling quite a bit. This time last year they were twice as tall in the field. Our biggest issue now, of course, is the rain. After 6 inches of rain in Pineview last weekend, we still have water on…
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Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving

Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientist, UGA Roger Gates, Whitfield County Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent, UGA Cooperative Extension This year has proved to be quite an interesting one.  Most producers were able to put up plenty of hay.  However, due to average to above average rainfall, a large proportion of…
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More Rain Less Harvest

As we approached November, growers made the comment that this was a season we were ready to put in the books. And then it started raining, and raining and raining. We’ve had a few sunny days since this picture was taken on Nov 19th. This is what Wilcox County looks…
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Timber Damage from Hurricane Michael

Thanks to the Georgia Forestry Commission for leading the way estimating our losses. Because of so much ‘severe’ and ‘catastrophic’ damage, the numbers changed quite a bit. They ranged from 1/3 to 1 billion dollar loss for Georgia. We are below a billion for sure. Those numbers are already hard…
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Righting vs. Removal Following Storm Damage

One of the most difficult assessments following damage from wind is whether or not to keep leaning trees. There are a few different rules that Dr. Wells mentions in the Southeastern Pecan Handbook. In Wilcox, we have downed trees representing many ages of pecans. This is a 7-year-old orchard of…
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Changes to Your GATE Card

Don’t throw away any mail you get from the Georgia Department of Agriculture it could be a very important password.   The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption (GATE) is a program created through legislation, which offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs. Qualified farmers and…
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