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  • It’s June 11th and the insect pest calls are rolling in and while it’s a little early this year, we are getting calls concerning the two major insect pests of bermudagrass hayfields: bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM) and fall armyworm (FAW). The most important aspect of managing any insect pest in any crop is knowing the…

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  • Internal parasites are often the #1 health issue producers face with ruminant herds such as cattle, sheep, and goats. It can cause economic loss in many segments of production. Infestations of internal parasites can cause low weight gain, reduced pregnancy rates, reduced weaning weights, reduced milk production, diarrhea, anemia, dull coats, immune suppression, and in severe cases death.  Dewormers are often used…

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  • Below is an excellent presentation conducted by Dr. Lisa Baxter, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, about making an appropriate weed control plan for your pastures and hayfields.

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  • New Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management Guide and Video Abstract Click Here for the Management Guide Click Here for the Video Abstract New Bermudagrass Production Guide Click Here for the Production Guide New Georgia Forages YouTube Channel Click Here for the Georgia Forages YouTube Channel UPDATED Forage Budgets for Irrigated Bermuda Hay, Dryland Bermuda Hay, Bahiagrass,…

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  • If you have ever thumbed through the Market Bulletin hay ads, you’ve likely wondered what all the descriptions mean. The marketing tactics used can leave your head spinning. What makes something “horse quality,” and what makes the $9 square bale better than the $5 bale? If someone says their hay was “fertilized by UGA test…

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  • (Repost) Thistles can reduce forage yield and delay spring transition of warm season grasses. Thistles can produce large amounts of seed, sometimes up to 4,000 seed per plant. For growers trying to manage the seed bank, please implement control strategies before flowering. Several different thistles are found in pastures, which can include Bull thistle (Carduss…

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  • We are excited to announce the 2024 Alfalfa in the South Workshop and Field Day at the UGA Tifton Better Grazing Program on May 7, 2024. This is a one day field day/workshop with targeted in-depth discussion focused on the utilization of Alfalfa in Southern environments. Led by Dr. Jennifer Tucker (UGA) and Dr. Kim…

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  • Dr. Jennifer Tucker 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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  • Written by: Shanna Reynolds, Oglethorpe County ANR Agent Feed costs typically determine profitability on a cattle farm, so it’s no surprise farmers continue to be innovative with feeding strategies. In the southeast, livestock producers can take advantage of long growing seasons and generally abundant rainfall. But even here, meeting feed requirements during the winter represents…

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