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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Georgia is locked in the grip of a severe drought. Most of the state’s pasture and hayfields are in poor to very poor conditions. Many livestock producers are struggling to feed their herds. In Tifton, Ga., June 20, University of Georgia specialists will discuss ways cattlemen can deal with drought.