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This information is extended to you by scientists from the University of Georgia, who continue to research all aspects of forage and livestock management. The recommendations found here are based on peer-reviewed research conducted in Georgia and throughout the world. The website provides accurate and up-to-date information about all forage management issues facing producers in Georgia and the Southeast.

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UGA Forage Extension Team
To be so tiny, ants can cause lots of turmoil in our hayfields and pastures including equipment damage, employee harm (i.e. loading square bales), and just plain aggravation. Many times we as livestock or hay producers have what we consider more pressing things to attend to: fertilizing, armyworm control, or...
UGA Forage Extension Team
The late Alan Nation, longtime editor of ‘The Stockman Grass Farmer’ was fond of encouraging readers to identify any “unfair advantage” they had and to use that advantage to the fullest. Those advantages may be very specific to a particular operation or they may be more regional. In the Southeast,...
UGA Forage Extension Team
Hay is the most widely grown, mechanically-harvested agronomic crop in the United States. According to USDA, in 2019, the United States produced more than 57.7 million acres of forage crops harvested for hay. Annual production from this acreage is over 140 million tons of hay valued at more than 18...
UGA Forage Extension Team
It is a generally accepted fact that mineral supplementation is an important part of ruminant nutrition. Proper mineral and vitamin nutrition contribute to strong immune systems, reproductive performance, and weight gain. A properly balanced mineral program requires consideration of animal nutritional needs, forage/feed intake and its mineral concentration, and mineral...

Georgia Forages Events Calendar

The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 02
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 09
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 16
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 23
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
The GrassMasters program is a 7–week long series of seven educational workshops that focus on forage production. Workshops will be held virtually every Monday beginning November 2nd. This program is an INTRODUCTION to forage production systems and is highly recommended for those of you just getting your "feet wet" when it comes to planning or improving a forage system. Programs will be taught by the UGA Forage Team members as well as NRCS staff. Nov. 2 - IntroductionNov. 9 - Fertilization of Perennial GrassesNov. 16 - Pest Management StrategiesNov. 23 - Hay Production and ManagementNov. 30 - Understanding Forage QualityDec. 7 - Grazing Management and PlanningDec. 14 - Improving Soil Health and NRCS Programs $25.00 Register by October 21st
Nov 30
6:30PM - 7:30PM GrassMasters Virtual Series (1 educational workshop per week for 7 weeks) https://tinyurl.com/grassmastersvirtual
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