There are approximately 4 million acres of pasture, hay and silage in Georgia (10 percent of the state). This includes 3.4 million acres of pasture land and about 600,000 acres of hay land. The total of all other field crops is less than 3 million acres.
Georgia forages include bermudagrass, tall fescue, annual ryegrass, bahiagrass, and white clover, among others.
GrassMasters Program Seven-week series focusing on forage production.
Lab Testing and Analysis Services Testing for soil, plant tissue, water quality, animal waste, feeds and forages, pesticides, and much more!
On-Site and Telephone Consultation Available in many county offices for ag producers.
Pesticide Safety Education Program Topics include pest identification, storage and disposal, pesticide drift and runoff prevention, water quality protection, and food safety.
Production Meetings Updates on local issues for growers and producers.
- Common Terms Used in Animal Feeding and Nutrition (B 1367) The purpose of this publication is to serve as an educational reference and resource to those who are interested in animal feeding and nutrition. Our primary objective is to list the common terms used…
- White Clover Establishment and Management Guide (B 1251) White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a cool season perennial legume of Mediterranean origin. White clover has been used as a forage in North America since Colonial times. Benjamin Franklin noted its …
- The Management and Use of Bahiagrass (B 1362) Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum Flugge) is a long-lived, perennial warm season grass that is grown extensively in the southeastern United States. It is most commonly used as a pasture species, but can be…
- Georgia Forages: Grass Species (B 1351) The geographic and environmental diversity of Georgia allows for the extensive use of both cool and warm season grass species. In general, cool season grass species provide higher nutritional quality …
UGA Extension Forage Team Blog A blog about forage production written by UGA Extension agents.
Forages at UGA A wide variety of forage management issues and information about adapted species, establishment guidelines, fertilization guidelines, pest management, publications, archives, FAQs, a glossary and links.
Sustainable Agriculture at UGA Brings together information on sustainable agriculture including management intensive grazing and other resources.
Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics IPBGG faculty actively engage in training of graduate students, the development of new crop varieties, and basic research on the genetics and understanding of crop traits important to agriculture and human kind.
Management-Intensive Grazing An overview of management-intensive grazing (MIG), which refers to several grazing systems wherein animals are allowed to graze only a small portion of the pasture while others areas are rested and allowed to recover.
Soil and Forage Test Labs Links and information regarding UGA's Soil, Plant and Water Lab.
Statewide Variety Testing Results from UGA's annual summer and winter forages performance tests.
Switchgrass at UGA This site provides basic information about switchgrass and its use as a bioenergy crop, forage crop, and habitat for wildlife.
UGA Department of Crop and Soil Sciences Learn more about the crop and soil sciences department at the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Commodity Teams at CAES Teams made up of research scientists and extension specialists work together to provide the latest technology and information for efficient, profitable production of some of Georgia's most valuable commodities.
American Forage and Grassland Council Non-profit organization providing educational and networking resources for the forage and grassland industry. Their site features industry resources and information about upcoming events, competitions, professional development, membership, affiliate councils and contact information.
Hill Awards The Walter Barnard Hill Awards recognize sustained, distinguished, superb achievement and contributions to improving the quality of life in Georgia or elsewhere.
Cattle Emissions It is true that cattle produce methane, but it is a natural process that is balanced by carbon sequestered in soil and plants.
Re-establishing Alfalfa Grazing specialist Jennifer Tucker is leading efforts to develop best management practices to restore grasslands and sustainably increase alfalfa production in the Southeast.
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Displaying farm gate values for 2022. Values are tallied in October for the previous year.