Wilcox County Ag

Bird Cherry-Oat Aphids

This is a wide blade Triticale 342 planted for grazing. It resembles that of oats. They are looking good this week despite no rain. As I was looking at this field for weed control issues, I noticed a few bird cherry-oat aphids. There are about 5 species of aphids present in…
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Fiery Red

We’ve already had two frosts this fall, and many colors are evident on trees in Wilcox County. I had to take a picture of this ‘fiery red’, sugar maple tree this week. It seems like the last few years, we haven’t seen good fall color. Since temperature is the greatest influence of…
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4-H Boston Butt Fundraiser

Thanks to everyone who purchased a Boston Butt from the Wilcox County 4-H program. A total of 282 were sold this year! This is an annual event the 4-H office conducts right before Thanksgiving. Keith Massey with Keith-A-Que in Ashburn cooks the butts. He does a great job. They are…
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Twig Girdler Pecan Damage

I was asked what could almost perfectly cut a branch of a young pecan tree. Looking at the trees and where they are planted, we thought about wildlife – deer. This is right on the Ocmulgee too, so they are everywhere. It turns out that it is insect damage. It’s…
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Winter Forage Off To A Good Start

For the most part, we are off to a good start with our winter forages. They look to have established and tillering well. We still need a few more inches of grow before we can let cows graze. This is some rye I looked at on Monday. You can see…
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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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