Tattnall County Extension

Local News for 4-H, Agriculture, and Family and Consumer Science

Pecan and Corn/Soybean Meetings Coming Up!

We have 2 important meetings coming up next week.  Mark your calendars and please call in if you plan to attend.  Pesticide credit will be offered at both of our meetings.  Call our office at 557-6724 to sign up. The Pecan Production Meeting will be held on Thursday, February 16th…
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4-H Plant and Tree Sale–Orders Due Feb. 10th!

4-H Tree and Plant Sale—Orders Due Friday, February 10th!   Download Your Order Form Here!   The Tattnall County Extension Office will be offering a variety of plants, shrubs and fruit trees for sale this month to raise funds for the Tattnall County 4-H program.   Starting a new fruit tree orchard…
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Assessing Pecan Damage From Hurricane Hermine

Lenny Wells, our UGA Pecan Specialist, has a timely update for those of us affected by the recent Hurricane.  Here is his recent update on storm damage from the hurricane: Hurricane/Tropical Storm Hermine passed through Georgia last week causing serious damage to portions of the pecan growing region but overall…
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Cattlemen’s Workshop Next Week–Everyone Invited!

The Tattnall County Cattlemen’s Association and UGA Extension would like to invite everyone to a Cattlemen’s Workshop next week on Thursday, September 15th, at the Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center in Lyons.  This meeting is open for anyone interested in attending, not just Cattlemen’s members.  The meeting will last…
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Pest Alert–Spider Mites in Peanuts

  I found several dryland peanut fields yesterday with heavy spider mite infestations.  If left untreated, these spider mites can kill a portion or all of the peanut canopy.  Spider mites tend to be more of problem in hot, dry, weather, especially in dryland peanut fields.  Some growers may first…
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Causes of Bermudagrass Decline in Pastures and Hayfields

Bermudagrass decline is a term that broadly describes the gradual thinning and sometimes the outright loss of grass stands over time. The term is broad because the problem is often linked to several different causes. These primary causes are often exacerbated by extreme environmental stresses like drought, heavy rainfalls, harsh…
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