Wilcox County Ag

Peanut Tank-Mixing

Peanuts are looking good in the county. These here are approaching 60 – 65 days and pods are developing really well. You can also see it was an even flower set. Pegs that are still coming on look good as well. No sign of white mold here, but we are…
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Finding Correct Stocking Rates

Steve Morgan, County Agent in Harris County There are many important components in a successful livestock production system. One of the most important tasks in grazing management is understanding livestock stocking rate. It is critical in making timely management decisions that affect profits in beef cattle production. The optimum number…
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Aquatic Weeds – Creeping Rush

Most species of rushes and sedges are not an issue in ponds. There is one species, slender spikerush, that can be a major issue. I’ve seen some of that in Southwest Georgia. This week we looked at Creeping Rush (Junicus repens). Rushes are emergent weeds like aligatorweed, bladderwort, lilly pads,…
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Herbicides Considerations on Newly Planted Pines

We were out looking at longleaf pine seedlings established on a plantation south of town. They have just planted around 12,000 longleaf pines. They are planting at 720 trees per acre. The trees are placed 6 freet from one another and rows are 10 feet apart. This will allow space…
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Dripping of Pecan Trees

I got a call yesterday about honeydew dripping on the windshield. This is a sign of yellow aphids in pecan. Yellow pecan aphids are smaller of two species of yellow-tinted plant lice that feed on the underside of foliage of pecan trees. The other species is called black-margined aphid that…
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Watermelon Disease Update

What a season it has been for our watermelons and cantaloupes. We are picking cantaloupes now and watermelons are starting this week and this weekend. Gummy stem blight has been the main disease we’ve fought this season, diagnosing it nearly every week for the past month or so. So far,…
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Time for Pegging Zone Soil Samples

This is what our peanuts look like in Wilcox County right now. Seeing a little early leaf spot and caterpillar feeding. But on the note of fertility, It has been said, “If it don’t rain, it don’t matter.” We are putting out landplaster in peanuts now to supplement calcium. If we don’t…
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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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