Wilcox County Ag

1st Frost

It seems like a few weeks ago we had a small frost, but only in the ditches. Yesterday’s frost was very evident as early morning temperature was 33 degrees.  The UGA Weather Station in Vienna had it at 32 degrees. Here are some pictures from yesterday morning. The last two…
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Make The Most Of Winter Annuals

Carole Knight, Bulloch County Agent and UGA Forage Team member, shares this information on fertilizing and grazing winter annuals. We are still planting some forage for grazing here in Wilcox County, but we are getting close to our cutoff, especially for ryegrass. Fertilize Appropriately In Georgia, one of our advantages…
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Brown Needles In Pine Stands?

Wilcox County has so much land under forestry production. I enjoyed working with forestry in my previous county and keep my eye on the trees. As I’m driving paved roads, dirt roads and no roads in the county, this symptom of brown needles is almost every single stand and age…
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Too Late To Treat Pond Weeds?

We have been looking at many ponds and aquatic issues this week and last. We’ve been talking about pond water samples and liming as well as weeds. In this pond, one weed species was a primrose – that if you see during the season, has a yellow flower. It can be…
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November Defoliation

The airplanes are flying and we’ve been looking at defoliation this week pretty strong. We’re getting done with peanuts in most fields. Most of our cotton has already naturally defoliated, but we have lots of juvenile growth. With our temperatures, we also need to keep our thiadiazuron (Dropp, Freefall, etc) in…
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New County Agent

Hey everyone, I am the new county agent for agriculture and natural resources in Wilcox County. My name is Andrew Sawyer, and I have been with UGA Extension for 6 years now. Coming from Thomas County, I have worked with many of the crops / forestry that we have in…
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