Bacon County Ag Update

Fire Ant Control

There are three major treatments for problematic fire ants: individual mound treatment, baits, and broadcast granulars. Each treatment has its own advantages and disadvantages and therefore work best in certain contexts. Individual mound treatments Individual mound treatments are just that, insecticides applied to a specific problem mound. These are useful…
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Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia

I was to make sure you were aware. Press Release – For Immediate Release Monday, March 27, 2017 Office of Communications 404-656-3689 julie.mcpeake@agr.georgia.gov   Confirmed H7, Presumptive Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Georgia   A flock of chickens at a commercial poultry breeding operation located in…
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Ag Safety Awareness Week – Animal space

This is day 2 of Ag Safety Awareness Week and the topic of the day is Animal spaces. I will be concentrating on Cattle Handling. Here are some tips when working with Cattle:   – Cattle are herding animals (as are sheep and goats). Consequently they have separation anxiety when separated from…
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Should you plant winter annuals?

There are several days within the next week with a good chance of rain in our upcoming forecast. The article below from Dennis Hancock will provide you with some insight on making a decision to plant and what the best option may be. For parts of Georgia and the Southeast, the forecast is…
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