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  • It’s a Weed…. It’s a Forage…. It’s CRABGRASS?! From Villain to Superhero: A Crabgrass Story It’s a Weed…. It’s a Forage…. It’s CRABGRASS?! From Villain to Superhero: A Crabgrass Story Posted by on May 13, 2022 Justin Burt, Ph.D. Candidate Jennifer Tucker, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Beef Extension Specialist Crabgrass can be found volunteering throughout most of Georgia, it is adaptable to many soil types and environments, establishes relatively easily, is highly palatable to cattle, somewhat drought tolerant, and has a prolific reseeding ability. This article...
  • Scouting and Planning for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Scouting and Planning for the Bermudagrass Stem Maggot Posted by on May 12, 2022 Dr. Lisa Baxter, Assistant Professor and UGA Forage Extension Specialist Since it was first discovered in South Georgia in the summer of 2010, the bermudagrass stem maggot has severely damaged bermudagrass pastures and hayfields throughout the Southeast US. In this article, Dr. Lisa Baxter discusses how to find and control...
  • The Cheapest Mineral Isn’t Really Cheap The Cheapest Mineral Isn’t Really Cheap Posted by on Apr 10, 2022 Dr. Francis Fluharty. Professor and Head. Department of Animal and Dairy Science. The major nutritional requirements are: water, energy, protein, minerals, and vitamins. In many cases, beef producers do a good job of providing adequate water, energy, and protein. However, many beef producers buy ‘cheap’ minerals, ignoring the fact that...
  • Data That Delivers Data That Delivers Posted by on Apr 10, 2022 Jason Duggin. Beef Cattle Specialist. University of Georgia Genetic testing and parentage information are standards in the purebred seedstock industry. Commercial operations are rapidly evolving in that direction as well. In this article, Jason Duggin discusses how commercial producers can use genetic testing to improve cow-calf productivity.
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