Agriculture & Natural Resources
ANR Services (Prices include cost of test + postage) - For additional test options, please contact the Extension Office
- Forage Testing - Basic test $23; includes moisture, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber, estimated crude fiber, crude protein, lignin, total digestible nutrients and relative forage quality
- Nitrate Testing in Forages - $15
- Submit hay and silage samples in a gallon Ziploc bag
- Plant tissue - Basic test $28; includes total nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, aluminum, boron, copper, zinc, and nickel
- Leaf tissue should be placed in a brown paper bag. Do not wrap or enclose leaves in plastic. All wet leaf tissue to air dry before shipment.
- Soil Testing - Basic test $10; includes pH, lime requirement, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese
- Water Testing - Basic test $22; includes pH and hardness, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, aluminum, boron, chromium, copper, cadmium, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, silica, sodium and zinc.
- Microbiology test for drinking water - $46 ($36 for the test, $10 shipping); tests for total coliforms and e. coli in drinking water
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Oct 13 Apple Recipe Contest at Georgia Apple Festival Enter our apple recipe contest and win $300 and a ribbon for first place or $100 and a ribbon for second place. Download the entry form which has all the details and information such as date, time, deadlines, expectations, location, policies and procedures. Go on line to www.ugaextension.org/gilmer and scroll down to "News You Can Use" then click on Apple Recipe Contest. Ellijay, GA - (14.0 Miles)
Oct 16 2018 Northwest Georgia Master Cattleman Program The Master Cattlemen's Program delivers practical, science-based production management ideas to Georgia beef producers. UGA Extension Agents work with industry experts to deliver classes on topics such as nutrition, facilities, forages, economics, marketing, foreign animal diseases, agro-terrorism, general herd health, external parasites, reproduction, Beef Quality Assurance, sire selection, record keeping and Georgia Cattlemen's Association goals. Materials are intended to help Georgia beef producers be more profitable and sustainable. Participants meet one night a week for eight weeks. Attendees learn and discuss current issues, meet industry experts, and network with area producers. The program is held in the fall and winter each year, and rotates among the four regions of Georgia. Paid registration before August 17 entitles participant to free forage test. Participants can receive 1 credit for Private Pesticide Applicator re-certification of 2 credits for Commercial re-certification (Category 21). Dalton, GA - (8.0 Miles)
Oct 20 Run for Your Health Annual Walk GA Zombie 5k & 1 Mile Candy Crawl Put on your shoes and join us as we move more and become healthier. The City of Davisboro, GA is promoting better health in their community by hosting a Zombie 5K & 1 Mile Candy Crawl. Before the race, participants will be given a flag belt, sort of like flag football. These flags represent your health. The Zombies want to take your flag and possible take a bite out of you. If you loose all your health flags, you will receive an "infected" medal at the finish line. If you finish with a flag, you will receive the "Survivor" medal at the finish line. You may also choose not to participate with flags and only run the 5K course through the City. The 1 Mile Candy Crawl will start soon after the last runner from 5K finishes. Children will be given a bag, in which they can run the one mile course and collect candy along the way. We want you to Move More, Live More! Davisboro, GA - (173.0 Miles)
Emergency Water link Emergency water should be stored by well owners and those who drink municipal water.
Joro Spiders link Joro spiders making north Georgia yards look extra spooky this year.
Safe Eggs link Throw away or return recalled eggs and cook future egg dishes safely.
Downy Mildew Disease link The downy mildew that impacts grape production is caused by the water mold Plasmopara viticola.
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