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Goats for the Mini-Farm

When my little girl turned one she seemed to be having the worst skin issues. We would give her bleach baths, changed our detergent and a ton of other stuff to help. Finally, the doctors told us that she was having reactions to certain foods that caused her to have…
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What is a GMO

As the year starts to wind down many of us are going to be traveling. Everyone needs to get to mom’s house or grandmas for their big Christmas dinner. This is a blessed time of year where we devote time to friends, family and food. Since all of us will…
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Insect of the Month: Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly

For this month’s edition of “Insect of the Month” I wanted discuss an insect that is fairly unknown to a lot of people: the Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly (Somatochlora hineana). Dragonflies in general are fascinating in their behaviors, habitat and how their bodies function. Because of this insect’s rarity in particular,…
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Weeds of the South: Rattlesnake Weed

A few weeks ago, I received a phone call regarding a weed that had over taken part of a homeowner’s yard. Like I normally do I asked them to describe the plant, how long it had been growing and if they have seen it in the past. This very kind…
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Insect of the Month: Asian Longhorn Tick

Down here in the deep south we are all fairly familiar with the many ticks that seem to be everywhere. Most people can identify a dog tick or a lonestar tick with no issues. Unfortunately for Georgians, there’s a new, deadlier tick in town: the asian longhorn tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis)….
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The In-Furrow Fertilization Fiasco

This time of year is really important to our farmers and processors here in Seminole County. Our growers have invested thousands of hours and dollars in their crops for this moment. The peanut harvest brings not only a financial relief but also a mental one, knowing that it is finally…
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What Do Bees Do in Winter?

The temperature around the region is finally starting to drop and become more fall-like. I joke with my family back in Kentucky that we only have two seasons here; summer and diet summer. Jokes aside, this weather is some of my personal favorite. We can finally stand outside for more…
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Insect of the Month : Spotted Lanternfly

I have really enjoyed writing these articles and also enjoyed the many positive responses I’ve received. I try to rotate the topics I write about between beekeeping, horticulture and agriculture. Something new I would like to add to the mix is an “Insect of the Month” article. Its easy to…
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Pruning Fruit Trees

Cotton and peanuts crops have placed Seminole apart from a majority of the state from an agricultural stand point. Corn and soybeans and small grains can also be easily found across the county. This variety is not the norm across the state or country. Among the many crops we can…
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