Lowndes – Echols Ag News

South Georgia North Florida Forage meeting

March 7, 2018

Hello everyone,

A South Georgia and North Florida Forage and Livestock Production Meeting is scheduled March 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Lake Park, Georgia at the 4-H Camp 6100 4-H Club Road, Lake Park Georgia 31632.

Ann Blount and Cheryl Mackowiak with University of Florida will be presenting the program on Foraging ahead: The 2018 Southern Forage Update. Also, Ashley Tye, GA PCEM Director Lowndes County EMA is presenting the Livestock Evacuation issues for Lowndes County.

This meeting is sponsored by Nashville Tractor and a meal will be provided. Please call (229) 333-5185 by March 21, 2018 to R.S.V.P.

Andy Carter
County ANR Agent
Cell 229-415-6163

Cotton Market News

Below is an article written by Don Shurley, cotton economist, about the cotton market.

2017 Pecan Beginners Course

There will be a pecan beginners course held in Tifton on April 18 starting at 9:00am. It is $10 for preregistration and $15 at the door if there are spots available. The capacity of this course is 300 people. Here is the link where you can find more information and the link to register. http://site.extension.uga.edu/pecan/2017/02/2017-pecan-beginners-course/  

The program for the course is found below:

9:00        Welcome                                                                                           

9:10        Cost of Pecan Production                                                                            

Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture

9:30        Pecan Varieties                                                                                                                                               

                Patrick Conner, UGA Horticulture            

10:15     Break

10:45     Pecan Irrigation                                                                               

Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture

11:15     Pecan Tree Planting & Establishment                                   

Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture

12:00     Break for Lunch               

                Meal Sponsored by Savage Equipment                                 

1:00        Pecan Insect Management                                                                                                         

Will Hudson, UGA Entomology

1:45        Pecan Fertilization

Lenny Wells, UGA Horticulture

2:30        Break

2:50        Pecan Disease Management

                Jason Brock, UGA Plant Pathology

3:20        Pecan Weed Control

Timothy Grey, UGA Crop & Soil Science

4:00        Pecan Equipment

Row Crop Weed Production Meeting

We will be having our last production meeting on March 8th at noon. Dr. Eric Prostko, extension weed specialist, will be speaking about row crop weed control. Please call the office to RSVP.

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