Brooks County Ag Connection

Brooks County – Drought impact reporting

    Please take time to follow the link below to submit a drought impact report.  The National Drought reporter map is located at the attached link and records impacts and reports.  Brooks County is currently experiencing the negative impact, in production agriculture, from the lack of significant rainfall since…
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Swine Showmanship Short-course

Decatur County will be hositng a swine showmanship course in Bainbridge on December 2nd and 3rd, 2016.  Mr. Beeler is the ultimate showmanship judge for youth across the nation.  This is a once in a lifetime experience for all attendees including adults, gaining valuable insight and important life lessons. Contact:…
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2nd Annual Brooks Co. 4-H Sporting Clays Tournament- Nov 12th

Please join us on Saturday November 12th!! Brooks County 4-H will be hosting our second annual sporting clays tournament at Southwinds Sporting Clays on Hwy. 84 leaving out of Quitman. The monies generated from this event will be used to fund Brooks County 4-H activities and support/sponsor Brooks County children participating…
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Brooks County Peanut Hull Scraping 2016

        I wanted to let you know that we started scraping peanuts this week at the Brooks County Extension office.  Please follow the attached  link, providing information regarding collecting peanut samples for hull scraping.  Please give me a call if you have questions. 2016 Peanut Clinic Info…
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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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Perennial Peanut Production Field Day

If you are interested in perennial peanut production, please make plans to attend the field day being held tommorrow at University of Florida – Quincy research station.  Follow the link below for schedule of events. 2016 Perennial Peanut Field Day Agenda – HANDOUT 7-23-16      
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Row Crop Disease Update

I wanted to share disease updates and UGA recommendations, for peanuts, cotton, and soybeans.  Please call me if you have any additional questions. Peanut:  We have experienced a couple of weeks of ideal conditions (very hot temperatures & scattered rainfall) for leaf spot diseases and white mold.  In order to protect…
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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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