Agriculture & Natural Resources
Bleckley County Ag Blog-Cole Moon
Cotton and Peanut Update (08/14/2020) Cotton Target spot is showing up in places pretty heavy. This is not a disease that we spray for every year, but it might be necessary in certain fields this time. Here is an excerpt from Dr. Bob Kemerait: Growers should consider protecting their cotton crop from target spot between...
Dicamba Update and Weed Control Solutions From Dr. Stanley Culpepper: Dicamba (A. S. Culpepper). On June 8, the U.S. EPA released critical information on Engenia, Fexapan, and XtendiMax. The entire release can be found at https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-offers-clarity-farmers-light-recent-court-vacatur-dicamba-registrations Please visit the website for details; however, below are the details of the order: “Details of the Order EPA’s order...
Peanut and Corn Update (5/28/2020) Corn Some of our earliest corn is at R1 (silking) stage and we have a lot approaching tassel as well. I have been looking for a few things in particular while walking fields: 1) foliar pathogens such as northern corn leaf blight and definitely southern rust and 2) stink bugs....
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Aug 17 "A Trip To The Feed Store: Deciphering Feed Tags" -- Horse Owners Virtual Seminar Series This FREE and VIRTUAL series is hosted by UGA Cooperative Extension and is appropriate for any level of horse enthusiast-- all are welcome! Monday nights in August at 7 PM via Zoom. Registration is required and limited to first 300 people at: http://tinyurl.com/UGAHorseOwnersSeries - (108.0 Miles)
Aug 18 How To Sell My Beef To The Public UGA Extension and Georgia Department of Agriculture speakers will discuss regulations, licensing, and best practices for selling your farm-raised beef to the public. There will also be testimonials from Georgia beef producers. The webinar is free, but you must pre-register at https://cattlemensprogram08182020.eventbrite.com/ - (102.0 Miles)
Aug 18 Summer Pasture Management Series: Weed Management in Pastures Weeds steal nutrients, sunlight, and space from desirable forage grasses. Learning how to effectively manage them is important for maintaining a quality pasture or hayfield. - (142.0 Miles)
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.
Home & Garden:
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.