Wilcox County Ag

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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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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