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Fertilizing Winter Annuals

Winter annual forages can be very expensive to establish and maintain. Extension budgets estimate that total costs of winter annual forages is around $200 per acre. Is it possible to reduce forage production costs without decreasing winter annual forage yield? The first step is to soil test and follow those…
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Forage Options for Horses

With over 80,000 head of horses in the state of Georgia, horse owners are looking for efficient and nutritional forage options to feed to their animals. A good rule of thumb for horse owners is that your horse should consume at least one percent of its body weight in hay…
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Pruning Class is Cancelled

Good morning Jasper County. I wanted to reach out and let you all know the pruning class that was scheduled for this week has now been cancelled. We are looking into planning this program again sometime around February.  Please call the office if you have any questions.
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Pruning Class Coming to Monticello

Ornamental plants in the home landscape are pruned for many reasons. Some plants are pruned routinely to maintain a desired size or shape. Others are pruned to promote healthy vigorous growth, flowering or fruiting. Sometimes it is necessary to prune shrubs that overgrow their sites, crowd other plants or limit…
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Buzzards Disturbing Calves and Cattle Producers

When I write this article, I am fixated on the quote “when it rains it pours.” Agriculture in 2019 has been hard for all commodities with excessively hot days, drought, and now predators affecting survival rates of newborn calves. Last week I have received three calls on what producers can…
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Backyard Pecan Production

Although backyard or home orchard pecan trees seldom develop serious insect problems, treating the trees if pests do begin to build can be difficult. Whole-tree spraying as in commercial production is not an option for homeowners. However, some of the most likely pests can be controlled with simple insecticide applications….
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