The change in daylight and temperatures means the planting season for "spring flowering" bulbs will soon be drawing to a close. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 degrees F, usually October to early November.
You may not realize it, but Georgia leads the nation in pecan production with 144,000 acres in production. Over the past few years a growing demand and popularity of the nut has prompted growers to plant more acres, which would increase production by about 50 percent by 2020.
Over the past few weeks, I have talked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, which should benefit Georgia's poultry industry by opening up economically competitive trade routes to other parts of the world. Now it appears that negotiations are looking positive with our neighbors to our north and south.
Sometimes people cannot see the forest for the trees. This is the case with some legislation on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that is considered to be a quick-fix solution for not having a long-term farm bill in place. It is to be considered by the Senate next.
This is the time of year many of you are probably thinking about fertilizing or renovating your lawn. The only way to see what your lawn requires, as far as fertilizer is concerned, is to pull a soil sample and let the Extension office send it off for analysis. Otherwise you are just guessing.