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USDA Deadline Approaches for Conservation Compliance Certification.

The following is a letter from the USDA Risk Management Agency about the June 1st deadline for all producer’s to certify conservation compliance.  This deadline is mandated in the new Farm Bill and failure to certify could result in producer’s losing any subsidy assistance they may receive for their crop insurance premiums….
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UGA Extension Weed Scientist recognized for outstanding work supporting county agents and producers in Georgia.

Since 1992, the Walter Barnard Hill Award for Distinguished Achievement in Public Service and Outreach (Hill Award) recognizes distinguished achievement in public service and outreach by University of Georgia faculty members and service professionals. Each recipient is judged to have made contributions to the improvement of the quality of life…
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Area Sorghum Growers Gain Access To Chemical For Controlling New Pest

  Georgia grain sorghum growers now have another option for controlling the white sugarcane aphid.  University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Entomologists, Dr. David Bunton and Dr. Phillip Roberts have secured a Section 18 Emergency Use Exception for the pesticide, Transform.  This product offers both better control of the aphids and a…
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Local Extension Agent in the News

This morning I read an article about one of the best extension agents in UGA Cooperative Extension.  Mr. Rome Ethredge is a great role model and mentor for young agents such as myself.  Very few pictures of Rome can be found because he stays busy serving his clientele.  The picture…
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Canola Meeting in Bainbridge

Bainbridge College and Meridian will be holding a Canola Institute on Friday, August 8 from 8:30 until 12:30 in the Kirbo Center at Bainbridge College. This event will include presentations from Eric Prostko, Bob Kemerait, and David Buntin (UGA Extension scientists) who will offer production information for canola. Other speakers…
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Pasture insect update for July 2014

I was talking with a few producers last week about fall armyworms in their bermudagrass pastures.  Although not to a treatable level for us yet, they have been in other areas here in South Georgia.  Dr. Hancock, UGA Extension Forage Specialist, and I discussed the pest pressures in Grady and Tift…
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