Brooks County Ag Connection

Swine Showmanship Short-course

Decatur County will be hositng a swine showmanship course in Bainbridge on December 2nd and 3rd, 2016.  Mr. Beeler is the ultimate showmanship judge for youth across the nation.  This is a once in a lifetime experience for all attendees including adults, gaining valuable insight and important life lessons. Contact:…
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2016 Brooks County Silage Trial Results

I want to share results obtained from the Brooks County 2016 Corn Silage Variety trial.  We planted this trial on April 25th and harvested 14 weeks later on July 27th.  This year’s trial included 69 replications, 23 varieties replicated three times each.   The varieties are ranked according to two different parameters, lbs. of milk/acre…
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Feeding Cattle During Drought

Please see the article below regarding feeding during a drought by UGA Extension Animal Scientist Dr. Lawton Stewart. Most of Georgia, and especially parts of North Georgia, have suffered through some level of drought this summer.  The extended drought in many parts of the state have a double whammy effect…
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Southern Corn Rust & Soybean Rust Confirmed in Southwest GA

Southern Corn Rust  (pictures by Andy Shirley) Please see the article below by Dr. Bob Kemerait, UGA Extension Plant Pathologist regarding southern rust in corn and Asian soybean rust: “Thanks very much to agents Chase Hembree and Andy Shirley and consultant Rome Ethredge for first detection and diagnosis of southern corn rust (Puccinia…
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ALERT: Downy Mildew of Cucurbit Detected in Georgia

Courtesy of Dr Bhabesh Dutta UGA Extension Vegetable Pathologist: Downy mildew of squash has been detected from Thomas County in Georgia (May 3, 2016). These observations indicate that inoculum of downy mildew is currently in GA and under favorable conditions (cool and wet conditions) potential disease outbreak in cucurbit can occur. I would suggest our cucurbit growers…
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Prowl vs. Sonalan in Peanuts

Via Eric Prostko, Extension Weed Scientist; Recent price increases in Sonalan 3EC (ethalfluralin) have many growers taking a closer look at the cheaper priced pendimethalin formulations (Generic Prowl 3.3EC and Prowl H2O 3.8ASC) for use in peanuts.  With the exception of use in reduced tillage systems (i.e. Prowl is preferred…
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Brooks County Garden Club Meeting

To those interested, The Brooks County Garden Club will be having an open to the public meeting on Tuesday, April 12th at 3:00 pm. The meeting will take place in the Camellia Room at the Cultural Center. A representative from White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, GA will be the speaker at the…
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GDA Egg Candling Class on April 4th

Please take note of this opportunity to become licensed to sell home grown eggs. This meeting is hosted by the Brooks County Extension with the training being offered through the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Registration is limited so call in if this interests you, the meeting has a $8 fee…
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