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Agricultural Lime and By-Product Limes

Agricultural limestone is the main product used to adjust soil pH. However there are also a number of lime by-products such as wood ash and various materials coming out of pulp/paper mills available. How does a farmer know if a lime by-product is sufficient to use on their crop land and if it is worth the money they are paying?  To answer that, let’s take a look at what lime is and what types of characteristics make products good to use to raise soil pH.
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Southeastern Hay Directory Service

UGA’s Feed and Environmental Lab puts together a Hay Directory for producers to advertise on and find high quality hay for feeding their livestock. With the severe drought we have experienced this season it may be a useful tool for many.
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Forage Team Newsletter

The UGA Extension Forage Team puts out newsletter quarterly. The team is made up of specialists and county agents with expertise in animal science and related topics. Many of the topics are informative and timely.
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Peanut Farmers

As farmers around the county are wrapping up peanut planting our focus begins to switch. Over the next few weeks growers will be looking at their next step in peanut weed control. The May 25th Article from Southeast Farm Press sends a great message to peanut growers. I felt like it was worth posting again on this Blog:

You can view the original article here.
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Pecan Phylloxera

The southern pecan leaf phylloxera is a tiny aphid-like insect that feeds on the foliage of pecan trees.  The insects are rarely seen, but the galls that they cause are prominent.
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