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Upcoming Forage Short Courses and Field Days

Here is the complete list with weblinks to promotional flyers, agendas, and registration links. Also note: several of these events are free and we generally do not have to charge agents to attend most of the paid events. Hay and Baleage Shortcourse – Oglethorpe County https://georgiaforages.caes.uga.edu/calendar/event.html?eventid=1619&event=Hay-and-Baleage-Shortcourse—Oglethorpe-County Free for agents Novel…
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Ben Hill County to host Grassmasters Meeting starting in January

https://georgiaforages.caes.uga.edu/event/2019-grassmasters-series1.html?fbclid=IwAR3m6BN87l2h0mRaI37GUBYKGVCuqJubyHmw4KVdJ3Tdv9Lfko7ppWYcJv8 The GrassMasters program is a 7 – week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops are held every Monday beginning on January 27th at the Ben Hill County Senior Citizen Center. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those…
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Weaning Methods in Calves

Two Weaning Methods Jul 16, 2019 Jason Duggin, PC Southeast Update, July 2019   One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” When it comes to types of calf weaning methods, this phrase could easily be used.  However, my dad tended to…
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Pasture/Hayfield Winter Weed Control

Pasture/Hayfield Winter Weed Control By Andrew Sawyer – Wilcox County ANR Agent Feb 14, 2019 This is the time of the year we need to be applying post-emergent herbicides to our pastures and hayfields for winter weeds. If we have issues with crabgrass, we generally wait until the first of…
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Forage Fertility Update

Our winter forage has been negatively effected by weather this year. We had another 2 inches of rain this week. This year has been very wet and it has been hard to get anything done. Most winter forage that was planted either never emerged or has struggled with saturated roots…
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Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving

Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving Nov 13, 2018 Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientist, UGA Roger Gates, Whitfield County Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent, UGA Cooperative Extension This year has proved to be quite an interesting one.  Most producers were able to put up plenty of hay.  However, due to average…
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Forage Quality Testing Importance in 2018

This year has been a challenging year to make hay. About 5 years ago, we had a similar challenging year (even worse that year) and we ended up having a lot of cattle starving to death with a belly full of hay that was too fibrous to digest. So, PLEASE,…
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Bermuda Stem Maggot Starting to Show up

Just a reminder, the use of a pyrethroid labeled for forage use around 10 days after the previous cutting appears to be the best strategy for control. Sometimes a second application 10 days later will be beneficial, particularly if the forage is growing more slowly. Some formulations add residual control…
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