Brooks County Ag Connection

Perennial Peanut Field Day

The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and UF/IFAS Extension will be hosting the annual Perennial Peanut Field Day tomorrow from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida. Topics including perennial peanut disease management, nitrogen fixation in perennial peanut systems, and weed control…
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2016 Brooks County Silage Trial Results

I want to share results obtained from the Brooks County 2016 Corn Silage Variety trial.  We planted this trial on April 25th and harvested 14 weeks later on July 27th.  This year’s trial included 69 replications, 23 varieties replicated three times each.   The varieties are ranked according to two different parameters, lbs. of milk/acre…
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Feeding Cattle During Drought

Please see the article below regarding feeding during a drought by UGA Extension Animal Scientist Dr. Lawton Stewart. Most of Georgia, and especially parts of North Georgia, have suffered through some level of drought this summer.  The extended drought in many parts of the state have a double whammy effect…
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Sugarcane Aphid-Resistant Sorghum Hybrids

Article below was taken from FarmPress an article published yesterday on their website; Click here to read the original article. The LSU AgCenter has released a guide listing grain sorghum hybrids that offer resistance to the sugarcane aphid, a pest that has caused significant damage to Louisiana’s sorghum crop in…
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Reduce Your Risk of Moldy Hay

By Dr. Dennis Hancock, Associate Professor and Forage Extension Specialist Because of the wet fall, many producers have faced extremely difficult field curing conditions for their hay. Additionally, hay that was bone dry in the field has, in many cases, developed mold problems in the barn. This later issue has been…
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Southeastern Hay Contest

MAJOR EXPANSION OF THE SE HAY CONTEST MOULTRIE, GA – Hay and baleage producers in the Southeast could earn major prizes in this year’s Southeastern Hay Contest at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. The 2015 SE Hay Contest is presented by Massey Ferguson. As a result of Massey Ferguson’s sponsorship and…
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UGA Cooperative Extension To Host Grazing School

CARROLLTON, GA – UGA Extension will host the Georgia Grazing School on September 15 – 16, 2015 at the Carroll Co. Agri-Center in Carrollton, GA. This two-day workshop will focus on soil fertility, forage crop establishment, plant growth, animal nutrient requirements, and management-intensive grazing. Training will take place in both…
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