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Hopefully 2018 Will Not Be: “The Year Of Resistance”

When talking to farmers, we all have certain years that come to mind. “2005-The year of Pigweed resistance to roundup”, “2013-Wet summer with rank  hay”, “2016-The year of no rain”. It is funny how these periods stick to our mind for one reason or another, but this spring started off cool, turned…
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New Private Applicator Certification

The University of Georgia(UGA) has offered a free service to the state of Georgia for years. In the past, anyone involved in the production of an agricultural commodity could come into any extension office in the state and offer proof of American citizenship, a copy of their driver’s license, and an application…
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Weather Outlook for the Coming Months

Here is a recent weather summary and outlook from Pam Knox, UGA Agricultural Climatologist: This has been an interesting growing season from a climate perspective.  April started out with minor dryness, especially in western Georgia.  That disappeared under the extremely wet conditions that lasted through most of April.  But once…
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Timing Critical to Controlling Thistle and Dogfennel

When it comes to pasture and hayfield management, weeds are pests year round.  With the broad spectrum of weeds here in the Southeast and the climate to sustain them, it is a struggle staying ahead of them.  Over the last few years, I have gotten calls in the spring through…
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SE Hay Convention

Whether you are new to hay production or an old hand at it, I invite you to learn more about producing high quality hay by attending the 6th Southeast Hay Convention. This year’s event will be held on March 11-12, 2014 in Watkinsville, GA at the Oconee County Civic Center….
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Forage Quality Concerns for Cattle Producers.

      Several of our area producers have shown concern about their cattle with respect to the quality of forage that we were able to put up last season.  This is also an issue statewide and our UGA Forage and Beef Team specialists have combined efforts to assist us…
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2014 Beef Cattle Short Course

  The 2014 Beef Cattle Short Course will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Tifton Bull Evaluation Center in Irwinville, Ga.  The agenda can be found using the link below.  All cattle producers are encouraged to attend. 2014TiftonShortcourseProgram Also, cattle producers are invited to attend the Performance…
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