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Although there is no one-size-fits-all rule to rotational grazing management, to provide forage rest and recovery and improve grazing efficiency, the first step is to get cattle moving. CAES News
Hay Quality
Poor hay quality due to last year’s increased rainfall, has Georgia cattle farmers searching for alternative ways to supplement the hay they feed their herd.
A roll of freshly harvested sod CAES News
Sod Survey
If your spring landscape plans include installing sodded turfgrass, you can expect to pay more this year, according to a University of Georgia and Georgia Urban Ag Council survey.
Banana Research
Greg Fonsah, a College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences economist, has created his own little corner of the tropics on the University of Georgia Tifton campus. Less than 100 yards away from his office, Fonsah walks through row after row of tall broad-leafed foliage. A quick smile is evident as he swings his machete to and fro, shearing away leaves and branches as he goes.
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.
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015. CAES News
Ag Forecast: Peanuts
Georgia’s peanut crop this year may not compare to 2012, but it’s still proving to be a good year. Some 430,000 acres were grown at what University of Georgia experts predict to be close to 4,000 pounds per acre.
Glen Harris, a soils and fertility agronomist with the University of Georgia, examines corn on the UGA Tifton Campus. CAES News
Nitrogen Applications
Corn and cotton share an essential attribute: They need just the right amount of nitrogen to generate high yields.
The Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest was held March 21-22 at the Georgia Freight Depot. CAES News
Flavor of Georgia 2014
Organizers of the 2014 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest are looking for great jams, confections, barbecue sauces, cheeses, popsicles, granolas, soups and any other food products that are exceptionally edible.
There were almost 800,000 acres of peanuts grown in Georgia in 2015. CAES News
Peanut Production
Georgia’s peanut production may not rival last season’s record-setting year, but it’s still been a productive season for the state’s third-ranked agricultural commodity.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Small Business Help
Aspiring home business owners across the state can now receive free training through workshops offered by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences extension agents.
Tim Brenneman, a University of Georgia plant pathologist, shows nematode damage on peanuts during the Georgia Peanut Tour in September. CAES News
Tiny microscopic worms called nematodes can have a devastating and costly effect on peanut crops. A new nematode resistant peanut variety, bred by Georgia researchers, will ease this problem by stopping the pest from reproducing. If necessary, University of Georgia experts recommend farmers start using this new variety next season.