UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

Georgia's Deer Capital

Newly discovered tick virus

We live in a part of the world that is infamous for ticks. It is known that ticks in our area can carry Ehrlichiosis,  Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF), STARI (Southern tick-associated rash illness), and Tularemia. To learn more about known tickborne diseases, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/ A farmer in Kansas, died this past summer,…
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No such thing as bad publicity

There was an international story that came out a few weeks ago, about a Korean Air Lines executive who made an airplane return to the gate in New York and kicked off the chief flight attendant, simply because she was served macadamia nuts in a bag rather than on a plate….
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This week’s updated resources:

We are back open, and fully ready to conduct business! I hope that everyone enjoyed a great Christmas and New Year’s with family and friends. With the reopening of offices today, a few new resources were released: Check out the UGA Weed Science Blog for a quick update about new…
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Winter Chores

It’s that times of year, when clients start dropping by the Extension Office in hoards to run analysis on soil samples. They are all trying to get their hands on that valuable soil analysis so that they can start planning their spring projects. Testing soils early allows more time for…
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This week’s updated resources:

A brief summary of selected provisions of the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 , signed into law on December 19, 2014, is available at http://agecon.uga.edu/extension.  This news brief provides timely information to individuals and farm business taxpayers.
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Something Deeper

(Photo courtesy of Frank Warner/The Morning Call) This story made national headlines almost three weeks ago. City employees in Reading, Pennsylvania were told to cut down and put up a Christmas tree, but the bad weather affected which one they were able to obtain. Shortly thereafter controversy ensued. http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/fighting-for-the-christmas-spirit/ Whatever your…
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Other Things from this Past Week

What about Cuba? There has been all types of speculation whirling around after President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday to loosen restrictions on relations with Cuba. Where this really affects US agriculture, is the lifting of restrictions on ships traveling between US and Cuban ports. This would directly affect and ease the…
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This week’s updated resources:

As of yesterday, we have been approved to use a new On-Line Pesticide Instruction and Test program. So if you need commercial pesticide credits or a private pesticide applicator license, contact us at the Jasper County Extension Office to set up an appointment for computer time.   Preliminary yield data for Georgia 2014…
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