UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

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The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show, February 18-21

The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show begins tomorrow evening at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry. This large statewide show is an annual livestock competition which is open to Georgia 4-H and FFA members. Jasper County 4-H’ers and FFA Members will be competing with their beef breeding heifers and market steers,…
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Bulls Can Kill

I was catching up on the national news this morning before leaving the house, and was reminded of something that I don’t intend on trying anytime soon, but amazed that Americans travel half way around the world to risk life and permanent disfigurement. And I was intrigued when they mentioned a gentleman from…
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UGA Soil Lab

Every now and then I get asked about the speed and accuracy of the diagnostic laboratories at The University of Georgia. The letter that UGA Extension Staff received from the Director of the Agricultural and Environmental Services Laboratories today sums up their commitment to deliver the most accurate results in as…
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What are you doing this week? The 8th Annual Briarpatch Classic Dairy Heifer Show will be February 14th at 11a, at the Putnam County FFA Agricenter, 300 War Eagle Dr., Eatonton, GA (across from Rock Eagle). Come out and see local youth compete with their dairy projects. The Eleventh Annual Wilkes…
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Preventing Predator Attacks on Livestock

As many of you may already be aware, there have been reports of dog attacks in the northern part of Jasper County. This has been going on throughout the month of January. The biggest point that I want to cover here, is that no matter where you live, when outside of…
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Winter Grain Mites

Yesterday evening Dr. Dennis Hancock released that more insect activity (beyond the aphids, released Tuesday) is being reported in forages across the state. Winter grain Mites have already been observed in the Northwest part of Jasper County this week in ryegrass. If you see plant damage and need assistance identifying or treating pests, do not hesitate…
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What are you doing this week? 18th Annual UGA Commercial Dairy Heifer Show at UGA Livestock Arena on South Milledge in Athens, GA. Weigh-in starts at 3p Friday followed by the Dairy judging contest at 6p. Saturday morning showmanship will start at 9a, and the show will not be completed…
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Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) and Aphids

Aphids and Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus “For those with planted small grains (especially oats), I just wanted to give you a heads up. We have had numerous reports of oats and some other small grains (though oats are most susceptible) exhibiting leaves and tillers that have yellowed and are showing red/purple damage. These…
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Insect Alerts

” I’d never seen hellebore aphid before but I have a good infestation on three neighboring clumps of hellebore (Lenten rose). http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/hellebore-lenten-rose-aphids/” —Walter   Crape myrtle bark scale: http://www.uaex.edu/publications/pdf/fsa-7086.pdf  http://www.lsuagcenter.com/news_archive/2014/August/headline_news/Crape-myrtle-bark-scale-continues-to-spread.htm    
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2015 Georgia Feral Swine Survey

The UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the UGA Cooperative Extension Service have once again joined forces to conduct a survey about the impacts feral swine are having in Georgia. Feral swine – also called feral pigs, feral hogs, wild pigs, wild hogs, and wild boar –…
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