UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Screwworm Update

This morning the Georgia Department of Agriculture released a press release updating the movement requirements of animals in certain areas of Florida. That release as well as further information can be found at: http://agr.georgia.gov/Data/Sites/1/media/ag_animalindustry/animal_health/files/Screwworm-Memo-UPDATE-4-19-17-%20RMC.pdf
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Ga Urban Ag Expo

I wanted to remind everyone of a very large event coming up next week, which our community partners the Upper Ocmulgee River RC&D Council, Inc. are hosting. This link goes to my original article and includes flyers trainings and events going on onsite.
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Landscape Thefts

“If you are a landscape professional, know a landscape professional or employee a landscape company who has been a victim of theft, please share this with them. These crimes are escalating – a local company was shot at and robbed at gunpoint. The Georgia Urban Ag Council is tracking these…
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FPL & Chatel Farms Open House to be held on April 21

“FPL Food invites you to visit Chatel Farms as they showcase their brand new, state-of-the-art feeding facility in Reidsville, GA. Come learn about FPL’s vision for the Southeastern cattle industry.” For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chatel-farms-open-house-registration-31931300379 This is not an advertisement for FPL, but FPL has done some innovative…
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17-Year Cicadas Will Arrive This Month

Keep Your Eyes Peeled for 17-Year Cicadas By 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 animals and plants, only occasionally piercing plant stems to get…
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Hay Season is Underway

On my drive home yesterday evening, I saw the first hay of the year being laid down at a dairy about six miles into Morgan County. It was a ryegrass field, being cut with a mower conditioner. Timing was probably close to perfect as far as maturity, but also the next few days appear to be great hay curing weather.
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