Brooks County Ag Connection

Update – Asian Soybean Rust

Just wanted to give you update on the 2017 monitoring for Asian Soybean Rust (ASR) in Sentinel plots.   As of yesterday, Asian Soybean Rust was found on kudzu in Sentinel plots in Brooks County.  Kudzu is an alternative host for Phakopsora pachyrihizi, the fungus that causes Asian soybean rust.  Alternative hosts…
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Perennial Peanut Field Day

The Perennial Peanut Producers Association and UF/IFAS Extension will be hosting the annual Perennial Peanut Field Day tomorrow from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Quincy, Florida. Topics including perennial peanut disease management, nitrogen fixation in perennial peanut systems, and weed control…
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Small Ruminant Production Training

There will be a small ruminant production training program held in Lowndes County during the month of June. This program is hosted as part of the Journeyman program but you do not have to participate in part 1 to attend. You will just not be eligible for the Journeyman program….
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Brooks County Pecan Production Meeting

              Brooks County Extension will be presenting our annual Pecan Production meeting on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.  The meeting will be held in orchard and begin at 10:00 am.  We will meet initially at Lawson’s Peach Shed, Morven, GA and travel, by tram, from…
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Peanut Production Meeting

Brooks County Extension will be hosting a Peanut Production meeting tomorrow (February 28) at noon with Dr. Mark Abney and Dr. Glen Harris. We will be providing a sponsored lunch, so please RSVP to 263-4103.
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Small Ruminant Animal Production

Brooks County will be hosting a Small Ruminant clinic on Saturday, March 4 at noon. We will begin with lunch at the Ag Building then travel to Spring Acres Farm for onsite teaching and demonstrations. Please see flyer below for more information. Small Ruminant Clinic flyer
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Georgia Citrus Association Annual Meeting

If you are interested in citrus production, please make plans to attend the Georgia Citrus Association Annual Meeting, February 27th from 9:00-3:00 pm in Tifton.  If you would like more information or to register for this event, please follow the link below. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgia-citrus-association-annual-meeting-tickets-31756818499      
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Storm Recovery

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone effected by the recent storms. If you or someone you know needs storm recovery resources, please utilize and share the information in the links below. Links provide information related to: storm recovery, food storage, financial planning, and restoring your home. http://www.fcs.uga.edu/extension/disasters http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/Hazards/Tornado/Pages/TornadoTipsforEarlyRecovery.aspx  
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Brooks County Extension 2017 Production Meetings

I wanted to provide you the meetings I have currently scheduled for Brooks County Extension.  Commercial and Private Pesticide credits will be available for all meetings.  I will add the Pecan Production Meeting and others as needed, later in the season.  Brooks County Extension will mail postcard reminders to all…
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Brooks County Pecan Pruning Clinic

      I wanted to share with you information pertaining to a pecan pruning clinic that we will be conducting in January.  The meeting will cover information related to the pruning of young pecan trees and planting demonstrations.  Dr. Lenny Wells, UGA Pecan specialist will be demonstrating pruning techniques…
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