Raymond Joyce

  • Paraquat Training Webinars

    Dr. Bart Clewis, Syngenta’s Senior Stewardship Manager, will present six free webinars over the next three weeks. There is no charge for these webinars. Any person who intends to use paraquat is required to take the training. You must be a certified pesticide applicator (have a pesticide license). “Use” includes pre-application activities involving mixing and…

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  • 2024 Cover Crop Field Day

    The 2024 Georgia Conservation Tillage Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Cover Crop Field Day will be held in Americus, Georgia, at the USDA Jimmy Carter Plant Materials Center on Tuesday,  April 2, 2024. The meeting will start at 10 am with registration and conclude at 2 pm.   UGA Extension Specialists, Dr. Stanley Culpepper and Dr. Taylor…

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  • The Georgia Department of Natural Resources seeks input on the statewide Deer Management Plan. DNR has scheduled three open house meetings. For those who cannot attend the open houses, DNR has created an online questionnaire for your input. GA DNR Press Release – Public Input About the State Deer Management Plan Requested: Open House Style…

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  • 2024 Using Pesticides Wisely (UPW) Trainings

    On Tuesday, March 26, beginning at 1:30 p.m., a Using Pesticide Wisely (UPW) training will be held at the Dubose Porter Center on the Oconee Fall Line Technical College Dublin Campus. There are only 120 spaces available for the training. To register, email the Extension office at uge3175@uga.edu or call 478-272-2277.

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  • Small Farm Business Development Conference

    You don’t want to miss the Small Farm Business Development Conference, on March 15 and 16, 2024, at the UGA Griffin Campus.

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  • Nutritional Considerations Going into Calving

    Many beef cattle producers are about to start the calving season. With forage quality and availability a concern for many beef cattle producers, Dr. Lawton Stewart, UGA Extension Beef Specialist shares some important nutritional considerations for this time of year. Read Dr. Stewart’s comments here.

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  • Georgia Deer Impact Survey

    Over the past several years, deer have increasingly impacted Georgia farmers and been detrimental across Georgia’s food and fiber production. Georgia Farm Bureau has collaborated with the Georgia Department of Agriculture and The University of Georgia Extension to develop a deer impact survey to determine losses due to deer across the state over the last…

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  • Time to Choose Winter Annual Forages

    It is time to choose winter annual forages for your livestock operation. In this blog post, you will find the recommended winter annual forages for Georgia. Planting guidelines can be found by clicking on the forage name. Winter annual forage yields are available in the 2022-2023 Winter Grain and Forage Performance Tests publication. Ryegrass Early…

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  • Fall Armyworm Management

    Another troublesome insect that infests hayfields and pastures is the Fall Armyworm. These insects usually arrive in mid-July. I have had reports from around the county that growers are finding fall armyworms. Numbers are low but can explode quickly. Scout your fields! Alabama Cooperative Extension System publication: Management of Fall Armyworm in Pastures and Hayfields…

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  • Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Management

    Yes. It is that time of the year for insects to show up in hayfields and pastures. One troublesome insect is the bermudagrass stem maggot (BSM). Below are management strategies to help you control bermudagrass stem maggots. UGA Extension Bulletin #1484 Managing Bermudagrass Stem Maggots UGA Extension 2023 Georgia Pest Management Handbook Series: Perennial Grass,…

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