Wilcox County Ag

WTIF Hometown Country Farm Show

One of the first 4-Hers I met in Thomas County was Hope Nelson. She showed a pig every year, competed in DPA and was involved in other 4-H programs. She is now a student at ABAC working at WTIF Hometown Country 107.5FM. She has started an ag program where she interviews county…
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Pecan Budbreak: Time for Nitrogen

We’ve officially hit budbreak this week in our pecans. This is the same 4-year-old Ellis pecans where we had the pruning clinic. This is the time we start our first fertilizer applications. Managing nitrogen in pecans is meeting to demand periods 1)early foliage growth and 2) kernel filling. N in…
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Beans Emerging with Thrips and Aphids

These are Southern peas and butter beans that have been planted and coming up now. We’re shooting for seed being about 3 inches apart in the drill trying to get 4 plants per foot. We are growing a variety that is small, light-green color and about 70 days to maturity. Thrips…
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Controlling Broomsedge

I’ve had a good number of questions about broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus L.) since I’ve been in the county. It’s interesting because it’s something we see all the time, but I’ve never thought about controlling it or what to do with it. Livestock will graze it when it’s young and green,…
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Disease In Wheat

Our small grain is booting now and starting to see it heading out pretty good in some fields. We don’t have much wheat for grain in Wilcox, but this wheat field in Dooly County was hit hard with powdery mildew on March 1st. Generally we don’t have to treat for powdery…
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Last Frost?

This picture is actually from March 15th frost, but we had a little bit of a frost this morning too. With Easter just a week away, this maybe the last one. We had an inch or more of rain Sunday/Monday and it has slowed us in the field a little…
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Summer Annual Forage

This is a longer read, but I thought it would be good to share from UGA Forage Team Member / Colquitt County Ag Agent Jeremy Kichler. Summer annual forages can provide high yields of good quality forage during late spring and summer for both beef and dairy producers. Most warm season…
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Pecan Herbicide Strip Applications

The only pecan trees in Wilcox County to have budbreak is the little seedlings or saplings growing in the ditch. We are very close though. In any case, it’s time to burn down those herbicide strips in our orchards in preparation for the growing season. There are many combinations of…
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In-Furrow Peanut Decisions

UGA Extension Pathologist Dr. Bob Kemerait visited us for our Peanut Production Update. He talked about the decisions that we have to make before the furrow closes. Thanks to Turner County Agent Will Gay who put together this information on these decisions concerning Velum Total and Thimet: Velum Total (imidacloprid + fluopyram):…
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South Georgia Pine Ag Update

I’ve told many of you about a weekly radio program I do with an update on field crop conditions around the county and area. It’s called the South Georgia Pine Ag Update and originated in Thomas County. We wanted to keep it going, so I now record it here in…
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