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  • Jennifer Tucker, Ph.D. Attend any forage focused Extension program and you will assuredly discuss the importance of soil fertility, forage quality, having a forage plan, and utilizing proper seeding and planting practices.  Each of these are key fundamentals to efficient and effective forage management and utilization and should not be overlooked in this article. A…

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  • Dr. Lawton Stewart -As we start 2024, many beef cattle producers are about to start the calving season. Across the state, forage availability is variable. Some places have seen severe drought in late summer/early fall, causing producers to feed more hay and deplete their winter hay supply. In this article, Dr. Stewart will discuss some…

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  • Lisa Baxter, Ph.D. Each year forage and grain specialists and breeders gather to review data from the UGA statewide variety test. The data collected in this test are used to guide our state’s variety recommendations. This article will discuss what factors in our decisions and provides the updated lists for winter 2023-2024.

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  • Jason Duggin – Fescue can serve as a main forage supply, but there are some things that need to be considered to mitigate the toxic endophytes. In this article, Jason Duggin will discuss some of the important considerations for beef cattle producers grazing Fescue in the Southeast.

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  • Darren D. Henry, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Very often there is a gap that exists between an optimal weaning time and availability of cool season forages for grazing in the southeastern US. As summer is coming into full swing, it is important that producers are preparing for the winter months ahead. Whether a producer buys or…

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  • Justin Burt, Ph.D. Candidate Jennifer Tucker, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Beef Extension Specialist Crabgrass can be found volunteering throughout most of Georgia, it is adaptable to many soil types and environments, establishes relatively easily, is highly palatable to cattle, somewhat drought tolerant, and has a prolific reseeding ability. This article discusses how cattle producers in…

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