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A peanut plant is shown in Dooly County on June 13, 2014 after being damage by feral hogs. CAES News
Feral Hog Damage
Feral hogs may be prime prey for hunters, but to Georgia farmers they’re the ultimate predator. They destroy farmland, eat away at a farmer’s crops and drastically reduce potential profits.
In this file photo, an array of pesticides are lined on the shelves of a Griffin, Ga., feed and seed store. CAES News
Clean Day
Nearly 60,000 pounds of unwanted or out-of-date pesticides were collected for disposal through the Clean Day event held Feb. 27, 2013 in 21 southwest Georgia counties.
Corn and rye residue, part of a conservation tillage system on Barry Martin's farm in Hawkinsville, Georgia. CAES News
Conservation Tillage
University of Georgia Extension water resource specialist Gary Hawkins is a devoted advocate of conservation tillage, but not for the typical reason. He appreciates its soil-building qualities, but what won his support is the water resources it saves.
Cotton is dumped into a trailer at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
Farm Bill
U.S. Farm Bill education will be the focus of an upcoming series of meetings coordinated by University of Georgia agricultural economists.
A late January 2014 winter storm brought an ice and snow storm to Georgia leaving three-fourths of the state a winter wonderland. A mailbox is covered in ice in Screven County in southeast Georgia. CAES News
Late Frost Predicted
A snowstorm, followed by a few beautiful sunny days and then another snow and ice storm – this is a summary of the weather conditions in Georgia since the last week of January. A University of Georgia climatologist says don’t be surprised if the polar vortex sends another snowstorm and a late frost before spring officially arrives.
Members of Stanley Culpepper's team conducts a trial that is comparing methyl bromide to Paladin Pic, Trifecta, and the UGA 3-WAY. CAES News
Herbicide Drift
Keeping herbicides from drifting off target is the law and “it’s the neighborly thing to do,” says a University of Georgia weed specialist.
This picture shows cotton being picked at the Gibbs Farm in Tifton on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. CAES News
2014 Farm Bill
Georgia farmers can no longer bank on subsidized payments from the federal government.
University of Georgia Extension livestock economist Curt Lacy presents university ag economists' 2014 predictions for Georgia products during the forecast event held in Macon on Jan. 24. CAES News
Georgia Ag Forecast
Georgia’s livestock producers may see higher profits in 2014 due to lower feed prices and higher consumer demand. However, those lower feed prices, and flat demand for corn for ethanol, may hold down profit margins for Georgia row crop farmers.
Rows of cotton at a farm on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus in 2013. CAES News
Crop Rotation
Pesticides are a costly but essential tool farmers use to control plant diseases and insects. Crop rotation continues to be a more reliable and economical management strategy.
Farmer Walter Driggers of Collins, Ga., displays a bunch of collard greens grown on his farm. CAES News
Feeding the Nation
In the near future, there will be a major shift in American agriculture as family farms are passed on to the next generation. Jobs in agriculture are waiting to be filled by young people. The average age of the American farmer is 58-years-old. Nationally, the fastest-growing group of farmers and ranchers is the segment over 65.