water management

Water Management Workshops for Georgia Producers

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia wants to make sure producers are aware of the statewide Water Management Workshop Series taking place across the state. The University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. The next one will be held April 3 at the Houston County Extension …

southeast hay

Southeast Hay Contest Results Announced

Dan Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Specialty Crops

Since 2004, the Southeast Hay Contest has been spotlighting high-quality hay and baleage production in the Southeast. And during this week’s Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, the 2018 award winners were announced. Dr. Dennis Hancock, with the University of Georgia, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman that he was very pleased with this year’s contest. Southeast Hay Contest Results Announced


ARS Scientists Are Working to Ensure Safe Waterways in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Water

Scientists with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) are developing ways to identify the sources of any potentially harmful bacteria found in the surface waters around Athens, Georgia. The effort is part of an ongoing project to ensure the quality of the area’s waterways, according to Jonathan Frye, an ARS microbiologist in Athens. Volunteers have been collecting water in the Upper Oconee …

insect scouting

UGA Extension to Host Insect Scouting Schools

Dan Education, Georgia, Research

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension will host two insect scouting schools to introduce new scouts to insect monitoring and serve as a review for experienced scouts and farmers. The first scouting school will be held Monday, June 11, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, with the other school taking place Tuesday, June 19, at the Southeast Georgia Research and Education Center …

corn silage

UF/UGA Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

Dan Cattle, Corn, Education, Florida, Georgia

The 2018 UF/UGA Corn Silage and Forage Field Day will be held in Citra, Florida this Thursday, May 24. The program starts at 8 AM and concludes with field demonstrations after lunch. The event includes a test plot tour along with educational stops that cover topics like pest control, grazing management and forage quality. A discussion concerning alfalfa and grass …


UGA Hosting Alfalfa in the South Workshops

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Education, Georgia, Livestock

The UGA Forage Team is proud to announce the return of the popular alfalfa workshops. UGA Extension will host four, one-day workshops entitled “Alfalfa in the South“. Jennifer Tucker, assistant professor with the UGA Animal and Dairy Sciences Department, says they are excited about the expansion of alfalfa. UGA Hosting Alfalfa in the South Workshops The workshops will be held: …