Fayette County Extension

LEVEL 2 DROUGHT RESPONSE FOR 52 COUNTIES; YES, FAYETTE IS INCLUDED

Issued November 30, 2016 – Thought this article from Gov. Nathan Deal’s office would be of significant interest.  The picture was taken in October 2016 at Lake Lanier – decline in water level revealed a sunken boat.) Based on recommendations by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Gov. Nathan Deal…
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GEORGIA WATER SMART – DROUGHT RESPONSE LEVEL 1 IN 53 GA COUNTIES, INCLUDING FAYETTE

Georgia Water Smart article:  Effective September 9, 2016,  Drought Response Level 1, is in effect in 53 Georgia counties* *Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston,…
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LARGE POPULATION OF FALL ARMYWORMS HITS GA HAY FIELDS

Enjoy Sharon Dowdy’s article, University of Georgia, Monday, September 19th, 2016…………. Georgia farmers are never surprised to see fall armyworms munching on their precious corn, sorghum and forage hay crops. They just hope for a low number of armyworms. This year’s population of the tiny destroyers, described as an “Armageddon-type…
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ARACHNID OGRES (Ogre-Faced Spiders) FOUND IN GEORGIA

Georgia Department of Natural Resources article: A singularly odd spider has been documented in Georgia by a Statesboro man. Until last year, the ogre-faced spider (Deinopis spinosa), essentially a subtropical species, had only been recorded from extreme southern Alabama, Florida and Jamaica. But during the summer of 2015, Matt Moore,…
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TRACTOR OF THE (NEAR) FUTURE UNVEILED AT FARM PROGRESS SHOW IN BOONE IA

Very interesting article from Lynne Hayes, Growing America ”””’ Driverless Tractors !!!!!! Planting, Spraying & Harvesting while relaxing on your front porch***** Picture it. In the not too distant future, you could be planting, spraying and harvesting while relaxing on your front porch, bare feet up, lemonade in hand. Well,…
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LITTLE PESTICIDE-RESISTANT FLY HAS POTENTIAL TO CAUSE BIG PROBLEMS FOR AG

Another interesting story and critter from Beth Hatcher, Growing America, August 24th, 2016 A little fly could potentially cause big problems for the US agricultural industry. The Q-biotype whitefly, which is pesticide resistant and can carry crop-devastating viruses, was found outdoors in the US for the first time this spring….
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