Houston County Ag and Horticulture News

Pecan Growers Must Adapt to An Evolving Pecan Industry

By Dr. Lenny Wells This has been a year for a lot of sobering thought for Georgia pecan growers. We’ve had to deal with a lot. Trade wars, scab pressure, catastrophic storms, and perhaps most frustrating of all, depressed prices in the wake of losing half the state’s pecan crop….
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Changes are in Store for Dicamba Users

The following label changes were made to ensure that these products can continue to be used effectively while addressing potential concerns to surrounding crops and plants:  Dicamba registration decisions for 2019-2020 growing season Two-year registration (until December 20, 2020). Only certified applicators may apply dicamba over the top (anyone applying…
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Georgia Ag Forecast Locations

Ag Forecast is an annual seminar that shares the latest research and information from UGA faculty to help Georgia farmers and agribusinesses. To register for the event, see http://agforecast.caes.uga.edu.   Tuesday, January 22, Macon, Georgia Farm Bureau Building Wednesday, January 23, Carrollton, Carroll County Ag Center Friday, January 25, Watkinsville,…
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2019 Production Meeting Schedule

Check out the like below to see the 2019 Production Meeting Schedule. A meal and pesticide re-certification credits are provided at each meeting. Please RSVP with our office at 478-987-2028 or uge2153a@uga.edu. 2019 Production Meeting Schedule
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Toy and Can Drive

Central Georgia Cattlemen and Houston County Extension are collecting new, unwrapped toys for Kids Yule Love and non-perishable food items for Middle Georgia Food Bank. The donation boxes are located at the Houston County Extension Office. We will be collecting donations until December 14th. If you would like to donate…
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Pecan: Where Do We Go From Here?

By: Dr. Lenny Wells I’ve had a lot of questions recently about the long-term effects of the Hurricane on our pecan trees and the pecan crops we can expect in the next few years. Until recently our state has not had to endure the after-effects of a direct hit by…
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December Central GA Cattlemen Meeting

Central Georgia Cattlemen Association Christmas Celebration and Officer Elections  Date: Thursday December 13, 2018 Location: Houston County Extension Office 801 Main St.  Perry , GA 31069, top floor Time: 7:00 pm Speakers: Mike Copeland-GATE Card Update, addition program information to come at later date Supper will be served **Please RSVP…
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Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving

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 to above average rainfall, a large proportion of…
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Changes to Your GATE Card

Don’t throw away any mail you get from the Georgia Department of Agriculture it could be a very important password.   The Georgia Agriculture Tax Exemption (GATE) is a program created through legislation, which offers qualified agriculture producers a sales tax exemption on agricultural equipment and production inputs. Qualified farmers and…
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