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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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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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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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Nochaway Pasture Update

Producers in the Nochaway area have had a time this year with pasture and hay field  management.  With the increased rainfall and not being able to cut for several weeks or months after maturity, much of the hay has a lower quality than what we are accustomed to feeding our…
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Potential Problems with Toxic Weeds in Georgia Pastures.

Today we received word from Dr. Dennis Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, about the danger this year of toxic weeds in our pastures.  With the increase rainfall we have experienced times where we couldn’t provide timely application of herbicides to control the weeds and many of them thrive in a…
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