Brooks County Ag Connection

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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Sugarcane Aphid-Resistant Sorghum Hybrids

Article below was taken from FarmPress an article published yesterday on their website; Click here to read the original article. The LSU AgCenter has released a guide listing grain sorghum hybrids that offer resistance to the sugarcane aphid, a pest that has caused significant damage to Louisiana’s sorghum crop in…
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Reduce Your Risk of Moldy Hay

By Dr. Dennis Hancock, Associate Professor and Forage Extension Specialist Because of the wet fall, many producers have faced extremely difficult field curing conditions for their hay. Additionally, hay that was bone dry in the field has, in many cases, developed mold problems in the barn. This later issue has been…
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Manure Demo Field Day – Dec 1st

Manure Demo Field Day Georgia Department of Agriculture and the University of Georgia are co-hosting a Manure Demo Field Day! During this field day, there will be a Live-Action Manure Spill Emergency Response Demonstration shown by Mr. Kevin Erb, University of Wisconsin Extension – Conservation Professional Training Coordinator, several agitation…
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2015 Brooks County Silage Trial Results

 I want to share results obtained from the Brooks County 2015 Corn Silage Variety trial.  We planted this trial on March 25th and harvested 15 weeks later on July 10th.  This year’s trial included 69 replications, 23 varieties replicated three times each. There were no significant differences in yield among planted varieties.  The…
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Mid-Atlantic Dairy Grazing Conference and Grazing School

Great article from Progressive Forage Grower about one of our Brooks County Dairy families, and an interesting soil health study I did with Dr. Hancock with some dirty underwear!! See this link to read the article http://bit.ly/1ybmAsy *Dr. Hancock with the “dirty” results of our soil health study UGA Extension Forage Specialist…
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