UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

A note from the entomologist

Clients have been submitting leaf-footed bugs and wheelbugs, harmless cousins of kissing bugs (to the lab for identification). People are not likely to get infected with Chagas disease in Georgia! Kissing bugs have been in Georgia for millions of years.
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Waters of the United States – The Final Rule

“On June 29, 2015, the EPA and The Corps of Engineers had published in the Federal Register (Vol. 80, No. 124) the Final Rule on the Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” with the rule becoming effective on August 28, 2015. With this fact sheet, I would like to provide some of what is printed in the Federal Register.”
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Avian Influenza and the Preparedness of the Cattle Industry

I received my Georgia Cattleman magazine Wednesday evening, and one of the first things that caught my attention is this artic on HPAI (Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, I urge you to use the full four initials when abbreviating for full clarity). There has been much interest among beef and dairy producers alike as to what impact HPAI would have on cattle and cattle operations. Dr. Cobb, State Veterinarian, clarifies procedures and consideration in this letter.
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Potentially dangerous flooding this weekend

“A complicated weather scenario for the Southeast may result in significant rainfall accumulations over the next few days in eastern and northern Georgia… Some areas could see a foot or more of rain by Monday morning, mainly in South Carolina but with some heavy rain in adjoining areas of Georgia as well.  The exact location and amount of the heaviest rain cannot be projected at this time so if you are in the affected area, plan for the worst.  THIS FLOODING WILL OCCUR NO MATTER WHERE JOAQUIN GOES…”
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