Chicken has done something that most cattlemen thought was not possible: Americans are eating more chicken now than ever before.
Putting plants in the ground is something I think we have all done in our lives. Most people get a sense of satisfaction by taking a bare flower bed or yard and adding trees, flowers and shrubs.
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.
Adapted from Georgia FACES News Service. Written by Sharon Dowdy, News Editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Now that we are in October and leaves are beginning to change, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall. The change in the weather is good for the spirit after a long, hot summer.
We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days that give a bit of excitement - because it feels like college football and fall festivals.
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.
October marks the opening of planting season for spring flowering bulbs. The best time to plant is when soil temperatures fall below 60 F degrees, usually October to early November.
Wildlife food plots are a great way to enhance the quality and number of animals on your property. Many people plant food plots to increase their chances of viewing wildlife on their property.
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.
This has been an interesting year. We had a winter that was pretty much a cold spring and a summer that has been as hot as most could remember.
For most of us, fall is for college football (go Dawgs!), cool, crisp air in the mountains, and raking leaves that fall and seem to get everywhere.
The choices of plants for the garden are endless. It seems these days you can get almost anything you would want to plant in your landscape. There are so many in fact ,you can make your landscape into any type of garden.
This is a topic that is full of opinion. A cute and cuddly critter to one person is sometimes a pest to another, or what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it ate your prize-winning roses or created $1,000 worth of damage to the garage or attic.
As turf grass areas occasionally begin to thin out, moss and algae begin to form because conditions for growing dense, healthy turf have declined.
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