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Franklin County Extension Blog
  • Ag Hero Posted by on Mar 19, 2018 Ag Hero’s By:  Raymond Fitzpatrick Ag week is March 19-23 and to celebrate this year we received a request from Athens to write about our agriculture heroes. As I sit and try to write this my mind goes back to all the individuals that influenced me to go into a...
  • When to Cull Cattle Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 When to Cull Cattle By: Raymond Fitzpatrick   It’s the time of year for farmers that you are feeding hay and other supplemental feeding, and like it or not that cuts into your bottom line when it comes time to take those cattle to market.  Many farmers think in terms...
  • When To Prune Fruit Trees Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 When To Prune Fruit Trees By:  Raymond Fitzpatrick   One of the questions that I get this time of year is when do I prune my fruit trees and the answer that I always give is, it depends. It depends on the crop that we are talking about and the...
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Extension News
  • Tropical Warnings link Rain, high water and possible flooding expected in late May. By Pam Knox | Published: 5/24/2018
  • Watermelon Crop link Downy mildew thrives in wet, humid conditions, using moisture on the plant's surface for successful spore germination. By Pam Knox, Clint Thompson | Published: 5/23/2018
  • Scouting link The life cycles of some insect pests are so short that missing a week of scouting can lead to increased pests and damaged crops. By Pam Knox, Clint Thompson, Becky Griffin | Published: 5/23/2018
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