John Bernard, a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor of animal and dairy science on the Tifton campus, talks during the Corn Silage and Forage Field Day last week. CAES News
John Bernard, a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences professor of animal and dairy science on the Tifton campus, talks during the Corn Silage and Forage Field Day last week.
Increased rainfall
While the spring rains have helped increase forage and corn yields, farmers are worried the wet plants and ground could lead to more disease and insect problems.
The bermudagrass stem maggot is having a major impact on forage production. CAES News
The bermudagrass stem maggot is having a major impact on forage production.
Bermudagrass stem maggot
A new invasive pest is having a major impact on bermudagrass hay production in south Georgia.
Beef cattle graze on a pasture on the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Beef cattle graze on a pasture on the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga.
Beef cattle field day
Georgia cattle farmers will learn the latest research-based information at the annual University of Georgia Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day on April 17 in Blairsville, Ga.
Calvin Perry, superintendent at the University of Georgia Stripling Irrigation Research Park, gives a presentation on variable-rate irrigation at the Climate Adaptation Exchange event held Feb. 8 in Tifton, Ga. CAES News
Calvin Perry, superintendent at the University of Georgia Stripling Irrigation Research Park, gives a presentation on variable-rate irrigation at the Climate Adaptation Exchange event held Feb. 8 in Tifton, Ga.
Building Resilience
Adapting to unpredictable weather is part of Lamar Black’s job as a farmer in Jenkins County, Ga. Black grows cotton, corn and peanuts on more than 400 acres, so each year he plans for and adjusts to extreme temperatures and rain, or lack thereof.
Fall armyworm on a blade of grass CAES News
Fall armyworm on a blade of grass
Fall armyworm time
Few things will strike fear into the hearts of pasture and hayfield owners than knowing fall armyworms are on the march. These pests can quickly decimate a field of bermudagrass, fescue, pearl millet or several other crops and then disappear as quickly as they appeared.
UGA Forage Extension Specialist Dennis Hancock talks about interplanting alfalfa in a bermudagrass pasture at the 2012 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day. CAES News
UGA Forage Extension Specialist Dennis Hancock talks about interplanting alfalfa in a bermudagrass pasture at the 2012 Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day.
Field Day showcases the very latest in seeds, technology and UGA brainpower
On July 12, trams full of farmers, business administrators and reporters toured trial plots at the Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Day, where University of Georgia agricultural experts discussed the latest scientific research for South Georgia.
Suspected 2,4-D herbicide damage on tomato. CAES News
Suspected 2,4-D herbicide damage on tomato.
Tomatoes susceptible to herbicides for turf and pastures
Home gardeners often inadvertently and unknowingly damage their vegetables with herbicides.
Photos of goats cleaning up the banks of Tanyard Creek near Baxter Street in Athens. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design installed the goats as part of service-learning project. CAES News
Photos of goats cleaning up the banks of Tanyard Creek near Baxter Street in Athens. Students from the UGA College of Environment and Design installed the goats as part of service-learning project.
Targeted grazing
Goats and sheep have a reputation for eating vegetation that most other grazing animals would not touch. This trait makes them invaluable to people who need to raise livestock in tough climates, but it’s also made them popular for landowners who need to clear brush or invasive plants from overgrown parcels.
Beef cattle graze in a pasture at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga. CAES News
Beef cattle graze in a pasture at the University of Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center in Blairsville, Ga.
Beef cattle field day
Georgia cattle farmers, both large and small scale, will learn useful research-based information at the annual University of Georgia Mountain Beef Cattle Field Day April 18 in Blairsville, Ga.
Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia. CAES News
Hay bales outline a field in Butts County, Georgia.
Hay convention
Whether you are new to hay production or an old hand at it, the University of Georgia’s Forage Team invites you to learn more about producing high-quality hay at the Fifth Annual Southeast Hay Convention. This year’s event will be held March 6-7 in Tifton, Ga., at the UGA-Tifton Campus Conference Center.