Agriculture & Natural Resources
Upcoming Agricultural Events
Aug 23 Horse Pasture Field Day 2019 Madison, GA - (67.0 miles) Come learn how to keep your horse pastures green and how to handle weeds! Friday, August 23, 2019 the Morgan County Extension Office will host a half-day pasture field day From 12:00 to 3:30 pm. Pasture management and potential problems will be discussed along with visits to pastures for live demonstrations. Topics to be presented by Lucy Ray, Ag Agent Morgan Co. Extension and Pam Sapp, Ag Agent, Jefferson County Extension and will include: Pasture Overview Forage Myths Forage Sampling Weed Identification. This free Field Day and provided lunch are sponsored by Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District. The program will begin at 12:00 pm and end approximately by 3:15 pm. Lunch is provided by Crowe's Open Air BBQ (RSVP required for meal). 1 hr. Private and 1 hr. Commercial Cat. 21 GA Pesticide Credit will be offered RSVP by noon on Thursday, August 22, 2019 to Morgan County Extension, 706-342-2214
Aug 26 Lunch & Learn: Pond & Fish Management Forsyth, GA - (72.0 miles) Join Monroe County Extension in a monthly Lunch & Learn for informative programs and a delicious lunch! Learn management strategies for a healthy pond ecosystem.
Aug 27 “Getting your Lawn Ready for Winter” Decatur, GA - (19.0 miles) Learn how to establish/maintain fescue, winterize warm season grasses, and what to treat for insects and disease within the lawn.
Extension Agriculture News
Toxic Algae link Summer heat and dry weather set the stage for harmful algae in state's ponds.
Summer Drought link Dryland peanuts, which make up about half of Georgia's annual peanut crop, have been vulnerable to dry conditions this summer.
Pecan Field Day link Growers invited to learn the latest research on pecan production in Appling County.
Forage Pest Management link UGA Extension forage specialist says not to apply insecticide until Bermuda grass has green leaves.
Corn Irrigation link UGA Extension specialist says irrigation streaking a problem in Georgia fields this year.
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