Concern over frost/cold damage to winter annuals:
Locations still needed for pasture liming study (opportunity for producers to receive free grid soil samples):
With financial support from the USDA NRCS, the UGA Agricultural and Environmental Services Lab is offering soil and forage testing vouchers for pasture and hay producers considering adopting precision agriculture practices for managing soil pH. This funding was designed to offset some of the costs associated with switching to a precision fertility management system, by covering the analysis fees for up to 20 soil samples and 4 forage samples per grower each year (2023-2025). Additional information can be found here: https://aesl.ces.uga.edu/Soil/PastureVariableRateLimingProgram/.pdf .
Let me know, Josh Grant 229-417-702 if you’re interested.
Leaf Endophytes & Mycotoxin Training, and Diagnostic Advancement Lab Demonstration in Quincy, FL on 4/21/23:
This workshop aims to evoke the issues of mycotoxins in our pasture system via deliver the knowledge of what has been found recently (mycotoxins and their casual agents) in our pastures and their mode of actions. We will also demonstrate the Mycotoxin & Endophyte diagnostic Advancement lab (MEDAL) to let forage Extension aware that (1) there will be a new Diagnostic Lab of mycotoxin at NFREC, and to learn (2) what types of toxins the lab can detect, (3) how long does it take for the agents to receive the reports, (4) what format of the report would be?, and (5) how to interpret the report to extension agents’ producers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeastern Hay Contest- Entries open soon to the 2023 contest:
The press release from 2022 is now available online. Entries are open for the 2023 contest, the entry form is still labelled as 2022 though. For more information, please visit: www.sehaycontest.com.
Georgia Forages YouTube Channel: