Effingham County Extension News

Particle size matters

Many of our producers have already spread lime or liming products for the upcoming growing season and an important factor of that lime being effective in the field or pasture is particle size. So, size does matter!


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FAA unveils UAV proposed regulations

The Federal Aviation Adminstration (FAA) has moved one step closer to allowing commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), otherwise known as drones this past weekend. Proposed rules released by the FAA on Sunday have long been awaited for by companies investing in UAV technologies. The technology is truly valuable for science, safety, safety and especially agriculture.
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Soil Sampling

Most soils across Georgia are more acidic, which is less than a pH of 7, than what most crops prefer. Most crops prefer a pH of 6.0-6.5 or better and in our area we mostly likely have soils that are lower than a pH of 6.0. So we must incorporate lime to elevate pH, but only a soil sample will give an accurate amount to apply.
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