Fayette County Extension

17-YEAR CICADAS EMERGING 2017

Hope you enjoy Dr. Hinkle’s fascinating article regarding the emerging 17-yr cicadas. Keep Your Eyes Peeled for 17-Year Cicadas Nancy C. Hinkle, Ph.D., University of Georgia North Georgia counties anticipate welcoming Brood VI of periodical cicadas this spring.  Though erroneously called “locusts” because of their periodicity, these cicadas are harmless to…
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LISTERIA BACTERIA CAN HIDE INSIDE TISSUE OF ROMAINE LETTUCE

Study: Listeria Bacteria Can Hide inside Tissue of Romaine Lettuce Article by:  Amanda J. Deering, American Farm Bureau Federation, Monday, April 3rd, 2017 A Purdue University study shows that the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes can live inside the tissue of romaine lettuce, suggesting that conventional post-harvest sanitization practices might not be sufficient to kill…
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THE HEARTLAND WILDFIRES: COMPASSION and HEARTBREAK

Stories of Compassion & Heartbreak: The Heartland Wildfires Lynne Hayes, Growing America, Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017,  AddThis Sharing Buttons, Share to Facebook, Share to Twitter Compassion came in many forms in the wake of one of the worst wildfire outbreaks on record in the Heartland. It came in the form of heroes—professional…
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USDA – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee

  USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee Important Information from USDA:   Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service sent this bulletin at 03/07/2017 04:12 PM EST USDA Issues Update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Tennessee USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) has confirmed the full subtype…
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MARCH 21, 2017: TIME TO TOOT YOUR HORN – IT’S NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DAY

Lynne Hayes, Growing America, Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 Today is your day, farmers and ranchers. How will you celebrate? Farm tours? Blogging? Facebook video? Striking up a conversation with that lady in the grocery line buying five rib eyes? It’s National Agriculture Day 2017, and there’s no better opportunity to “school”…
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