Agriculture & Natural Resources
Cotton Update (7/28/23) As we hoped, plant bug numbers have dwindled for now, and things have been relatively quiet in the cotton field. However, I have seen a few things that I think we need to acknowledge. Two-Spotted Spider Mites It seems that spider mite infestations in cotton fields are higher than normal this year. After conversations with […]
Row Crop Update (7/5/23) It is no secret that most of the crop (especially cotton and peanuts) are behind thus far due to the excessive rain and unseasonably cool temperatures we experienced as we started the summer. I estimate that crop progression is roughly 10-14 days behind schedule. However, the last two weeks have definitely felt more like home […]
Row Crop Update (6/24/22) The extremely hot and dry weather has brought on some unique challenges other than just inadequate soil moisture. Certain pests thrive in certain conditions, and we are seeing evidence of that in multiple crops. Cotton I am seeing isolated fields with two-spotted spider mite infestations in cotton. Spider mites are usually not a major issue […]
Sep 20 - Sep 25 Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference The Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference (SRTLC) is a first-of-its-kind, multi-state 4-H conference created to bring together 4-H teens and adults to empower & inspire them to make a positive change across the southern region through youth-adult partnerships. Georgia 4-H participates as one of several host states for SRTLC each year.
- Crossville, GA - (254.0 Miles)
Sep 21 Beef Quality Assurance Workshop Jasper County ANR Agent Derrick Jones and Morgan County ANR Agent Lucy Ray will be hosting a BQA certification workshop on Thursday, September 21, 2023 with guest speaker Franklin County ANR Agent Raymond Fitzpatrick. The topics of discussion will include feeds and nutrition, genetic selection, cattle handling, transport and marketing, bio-security, record keeping and more.
- Madison, GA - (81.0 Miles)
Sep 22 Water Systems Workshop - Alabama The Water Systems Workshop aims to promote greater understanding of water systems, water assessments, including FDA's proposed Water Builder Tool, and water distribution equipment and connections. This workshop is designed to be interactive using presentations that encourage discussions, scenario-based small group breakouts, and hands-on activities. The workshop is structured to accommodate regional considerations within the content. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate their water systems for risk factors that may affect the safety of fresh produce for human consumption. This work is done in partnership with the FDA, The Georgia Department of Agriculture, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, The Alabama Cooperative Extension, Georgia Cooperative Extension, Auburn University, and the University of Georgia. Where: Wiregrass Research and Extension Center Headland, AL 36345 When: 9 am - 5 pm (lunch will be provided) Cost: $25
- Headland, AL - (139.0 Miles)
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