Bacon County Ag Update

March Forage Team Newsletter

This is the first article from the March Forage Team Newsletter. There is a link below for the entire newsletter. By Adam Speir Madison County CEC I always remember being at basketball games growing up and hearing that a close game by two very good teams would be called a…
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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   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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Sharon Bridges retirement

Many of you already are aware that Sharon Bridges, Bacon County Extension Secretary, is retiring at the end of this month. Please stop by the office on Friday, March 31, 2017, between the hours of 3-5 pm. Refreshments will be served.    
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Cotton Market News

This is an excerpt from the Cotton Market News.  Follow the link for the full edition.   The 2016 crop is currently estimated at 17.23 million bales. Acreage abandonment has been low for 2 consecutive years—5½ % for the 2016 crop and 6% for 2015. Assuming 11.5 million acres planted…
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I have had several discussions today regarding what actions are merited in light of last night’s freeze event.  The damage that we sustained last night coupled with the previous warm temperatures put blueberry plants in a high risk situation for fungal infections.   Conditions will be prefect for the next several days for Botrytis sporulation and rain…
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Equipment Safety

EQUIPMENT SAFETY   Equipment safety is one of the more important issues regarding farm safety. Equipment can be extremely dangerous if not respected.   Here are some general rules to making your day safer everyday:   Before operating equipment do a safety check: check for loose tools around the equipment,…
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