Agriculture & Natural Resources
Brooks County Ag Connection- Blog Postings
Baleage and Silage Short Course There will be a baleage and silage short course held in Moultrie, GA on February 26th at the Sunbelt Expo. This is an all day short course that is $80 to attend and includes lunch and program materials. Below is the tentative schedule and the link to register. http://georgiaforages.caes.uga.edu/event/2019-baleage-and-silage-short-course—forsyth–ga1.html
Feral Swine Workshop Feral swine are a problem for many producers and landowners in Brooks County. In an effort to provide you additional information and control options, we are hosting a feral swine workshop on January 7th from 9am-1pm, conducted by Middle South GA Conservation District. Please make plans to attend to gain...
Corn and Soybean Production Meeting this Friday This Friday, December 14th at noon at the Brooks County Ag Building will be the corn and soybean production meeting. Lunch will be served and there will be three UGA specialists speaking. Please RSVP to the office at (229) 263-4103.
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water (C 1016) Homeowners sometimes experience unpleasant odors in their household water. In many cases, the exact cause of the odor is difficult to determine by water testing; however, this publication provides a few general recommendations for treating some common causes of household water odors.
Native Plants for Georgia Part I: Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines (B 987) This publication focuses on native trees, shrubs and woody vines for Georgia. It is not our intent to describe all native species — just those available in the nursery trade and those that the authors feel have potential for nursery production and landscape use. Rare or endangered species are not described. Information on each plant is provided according to the following categories: Common Name(s)/Botanical Name/Family, Characteristics, Landscape Uses, Size, Zones and Habitat.
Vegetable Garden Calendar (C 943) The recommendations in this circular are based on long-term average dates of the last killing frost in the spring and first killing frost in the fall. Every year does not conform to the "average," so you should use your own judgment about advancing or delaying the time for each job, depending on weather conditions.
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Peach Trees link Trees that are beginning to flower this early in the growing season are more susceptible to a late freeze in March.
Irrigation Maintenance link Disuse of irrigation equipment during the winter can result in leaks, dry rot and animals nesting within the machine.
Wild Pigs link Feeding deer without feeding wild pigs is a difficult task.
Below are some of UGA Extension's most broadly useful resources for those involved in agriculture on the farm, in schools, and around the home.
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Statewide Variety Testing Which varieties should you plant? The variety testing team does the work and research for farmers.
UGA Weather Network Reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications, including soil temperature, rainfall, wind speed, and more.
Pesticide Safety Education Everything you need to achieve certification and maintain the knowledge to safely and effectively make use of restricted-use and all other types of pesticides.
Sustainable Agriculture A collection of resources for those interested in production and marketing practices that are profitable, environmentally sound, and that improve the quality of life for farmers, farm workers, and the community.
Ag Budgets and Economics Resources for production economics, farm management, marketing, situation and outlook, risk management, financial management, farm policy, labor, and taxation.
Farmgate Value Report Annual county-level reports documenting the value of all food and fiber commodities grown in the state.
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Soil Testing Ensure that your soil is productive! Get your soil tested to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth.
Pest Management Recommendations for pest control around homes, on pets, in the home garden, and more.
Household Water Quality Water quality has an immediate and a prolonged effect on the health of your household. This publication series contains basic information about home water quality and treatment.
Home Garden Publication Series Topics include garden planning, soil preparation, weed control, pollination, disease and insect control, harvesting, and preserving.
Georgia Green Industry Professional Development The UGA Center for Urban Agriculture offers professional training and certifications for the Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, Georgia Certified Plant Professional exam and Super Crew employee training series.
Community and School Gardens This Community and School Gardens blog is designed to help community and school gardeners succeed by connecting them to UGA Extension and other research-based resources.
Lesson Plans and Teacher Resources Whether you'd like to help protect the environment, teach your students how to avoid chronic diseases with healthy food and physical activity, or train food handlers in your cafeteria, University of Georgia Extension can help.