UGA Extension – Jasper County Agricultural & Natural Resources

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Weed Awareness – The Wild Radish

    Plants become weed issues through many different processes and reasons. Some are just native plants in the wrong place, or a crop plant where dropped seed volunteered. Sometimes seeds are fed directly to or planted for wildlife, and are then spread through feces. Nonetheless we get them, and this particular…
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Christmas is Just Around the Corner

If you are like me, you probably just read the word “Christmas” in the title of the Extension Agent’s weekly column and froze up with confusion. You can’t escape Christmas preparations. I have seen decorations out at Kroger and Wal-Mart for almost a month, and that was two weeks prior…
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TBT November 6 – (Throw Back Thursday)

This blog is still developing, and in recognition of it being Thursday, we are going to have some recurring posts devoted to the past.   On this day in 1977, the Kelly Barnes Dam above Toccoa Falls failed and killed 39. The Kelly Barnes Dam was constructed of earth across…
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Perennial Weed Issues

I have had the opportunity to go out to several pastures since I have been here, and for some it has not been a very pleasant experience due to the consult covering severe weed pressure issues. Whether they are native, or just highly adaptable to this area, weeds can be a major…
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NRCS – Local Work Group Guidance – FY 2015

Yesterday morning, the NRCS Piedmont Local Work Group came together to discuss grant programs for 2015. Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) grants help pay for conservation practices, at approximately a 75% match. It may seem like a scary phrase or loaded language, but conservation practices can be as simple as projects designed…
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Technology & Agriculture

What do you think of when you hear the word “technology”? Laptops….tablets….smartphones? How about “agriculture”? Dirt….plants….crops….livestock? Agriculture sometimes gets passed off as a basic concept, and the innovation and technology involved get ignored. Through all of this, agriculture is one of the most complex and ever-evolving industries that there is….
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Out in the County

If all we did was watch television and listen to the radio, we would think that today’s youth are all just a bunch of delinquents and we would fear the future; but if you get out and go see for yourself, you may be greatly surprised to see the activities that many…
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